Description Dragonflies are fascinating. They have existed for millions of years, and are incredibly adept at moving around, like little flying jewels. In animal lore, the dragonfly is associated with light, mysticism and the balance between emotion and mind, as it spends its early life as a nymph in the water before taking to the air. They also have cool names like 'widow skimmer' and 'pondhawk,' as the one in this painting is called.
F.T. McKinstry, New England Member Since September 2007 Artist Statement I am a fantasy author who loves to paint. Writing and painting work together nicely; one inspires me to do the other. Endlessly fascinated by woods, gardens, birds, wild animals, the sun, moon and stars, I like to put to canvas, or in words, inner landscapes done in rich colors and a mysterious feel inspired by fairy tales, myth, legend and imagination.