I found a trove of treasures at the estate sale of artist and gallerist Cynthia Numark Prelack, whose Iguana gallery on Boston's Newbury Street focused on the work of Haitian artists. From the many many Haitian paintings filling her brownstone, this is the one I brought home, as I fell in love with it immediately.
I love the composition, organized around this river that runs from foreground to distant horizon, and which carves the landscape into three distinct masses. But most of all I love the animals that inhabit it: those wading flamingoes, grazing hare, and I'm not entirely sure what all! And the array of precisely painted trees, shrubs and grasses are pretty great too. I find it pretty transporting, and really rather want to live inside of it!
Oil on canvas, with a simple wood frame around it, the painting is signed ET Windzor, an artist I have not been able to trace. Canvas: 16 1/4" wide x 19 1/4" high; framed 17 3/4" x 20 3/4". There is a thin line near the top edge of the canvas that I believe is a dirt stain; otherwise it is in great vintage condition.