This painting was inspired by a trip we took to Jaco, Costa Rica in October, 2016. It was hot and humid there, but it was also very lush, green, and beautiful… we took our boys on a boat trip to see capuchin monkeys and crocodiles. We also took a trip to the rain forest and, of course – the beach… it is truly a beautiful country. I approached this painting with a childlike exuberance inspired by my boys… the colors are bright and vibrant and the brushstrokes have a lot of movement and energy. Someone on Instagram told me this reminded them of a daytime Starry Night and I couldn’t think of a bigger compliment than that!