‘Santa Maria Maggiore’ 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.
Santa Maria Maggiore – by Angela Thomas
Santa Maria Maggiore is the church where Francis was christened by his mother while his father was away on business. She gave him the name Giovanni after John the Baptist but when his father returned he had him rechristened with the name Francesco meaning the little Frenchman probably because his wife came from Provence in southern France. I love this picture but unfortunately it had to be cut from the film because of timing.
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.