Arcipluvia XXXIII, Canyon, 2023

by Daisy Carrick-Smith
Gouache on 100% cotton watercolour paper; Unframed; Paper dimensions: 17.8 x 25.4 cm; 7 x 10 inches; Signed, dated & titled on the reverse; Please read the 'Details for Framing' section if you are interested in purchasing this artwork.

Details for Framing:

If you are London-based and you would like me to frame this work on your behalf, please get in contact for a quote. At present, this painting is unframed, and will be delivered in a portfolio folder with my framing recommendations and a Certificate of Authenticity. In order to ensure the safety of the artwork, I recommend using a framer who can provide museum/conservation standard framing. Furthermore, the artwork should be behind UV protective glass/acrylic, and only conservation/acid-free materials should be used. If you have any questions, or you would like to discuss framing ideas, email:

Artwork Details:

'Arcipluvia XXXIII, Canyon' is an artwork inspired by those red-orange canyons, comprised of the sharp, pointed hills made of concentric circles, which loosely mimic the sediment layers that canyons are known to have. Though we recognise the rolling hills and trees from rural scenes, Arcipluvia is an imagined world in which colour dominates the scene and draws in the viewer – these landscapes provide an emotive, joyous escape from the everyday.

Arcipluvia is a name derived from the archaic word ‘arcipluvian’, which translates to an ‘arc of rain’, more commonly known as a rainbow. This series sparked the concept of Arcipluvia as a shop to sell an array of colourful pieces by myself, and in time, other selected artists.