I bought this old Radio Flyer for my granddaughter when she was still a baby and it sits in my basement waiting for her to come of age to ride it. In the meantime, I decided it would make a great painting. The subject is fun and carefree and reminds us all of our youth. For a child, discovering the ability to ride a bike suddenly gave you freedom. Usually it was just going to the end of the block while mom and dad watched from a few feet behind. Freedom To Fly celebrates the exhilaration, fear, and pride we all felt when we first learned to ride a bike.
This painting sets the stage for a new series of work, “When We Were Young”, embracing moments in time when life was simpler.
Original painting available through Anne Neilson Fine Art | www.anneneilsonfineart.com | 704.496.9181