‘Saint Francis’ is one of the original paintings used in the film Finding Saint Francis . In these paintings Angela Thomas was commissioned to give the audiences a glimpse into the places most closely associated with the Franciscan story. In these watercolours she brilliantly brings to life the feeling of the Italian landscape.
Saint Francis – by Angela Thomas
This is my favourite of the paintings. It is simple, uncluttered and catches three important aspects of Saint Francis. First of all, his love for the natural world and the fact that the animals not only had no fear of him but felt quite safe in his company. This, of course, applied not only to nature but also to human beings as well. Secondly, that he was recorded as not being particularly good looking and as time went by became disfigured with disease. And finally, he looks like a beggar dressed in the poorest of clothes. He is so often depicted as good looking and wearing a spotless new habit which gives us a completely false picture of what he stood for. This picture, for me, redresses the balance.
We are selling high quality cards and prints, both signed and unsigned by the artist, of all the original paintings. In addition, you can still buy a number of the original watercolors, which are mounted and framed with beautiful light oak.