Flores (Women of Guatemala); Sunday Morning (a pair) each signed 'Phil Paradise' (lower right) and each titled (on the stretcher bar) each oil on canvas each 36 x 24in
PROVENANCE: Private collection, Apple Valley, California
Phil Paradise traveled extensively throughout his career, making several trips to South and Central America. In 1949 he traveled to Guatemala. He was quite taken by the extraordinary colors worn by the local people. His works soon began to show an increase in bright primary colors following this particular visit, colors that would carry through in paintings later in his career.