The Tree Family

I am delighted to share with viewers a recent gift–a garden inspired painting by Makena Grace Heinzelmann, a rising young artist from San Diego, California. She entitled the painting “The Tree Family.”


“The Tree Family,” Makena Grace Heinzelmann, 2014

She described the painting as follows, “The tall tree is ‘Granddaddy,’ the middle tree is ‘Grammy,’ and the little tree is ‘Makena.'”

As an early impressionist, Makena Grace Heinzelmann clearly has a bright future ahead of her, perhaps a career en plein air. “The Tree Family” is her first major contribution to the world of art inspired by a garden. Her current medium is tempera, but she has done considerable work in water color and crayola. You may have guessed; she is my youngest granddaughter. She turned five years old in May.

About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in a retirement community in Matthews, NC.
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4 Responses to The Tree Family

  1. Destined to be a superstar!


  2. A star in the making! Congrats to the young artist.


  3. I am in tears. This is so wonderful and your description of this budding artist is worthy of print in the leading art review…whatever that may be. Trying to figure how to share this on my Facebook page but can’t find a share button. Darn.


  4. johnvic8 says:

    Thanks, Stepheny. We are blessed in so many ways by this little latecomer in our family.


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