“Desert Dreaming” Original 48”h x 36”w acrylic painting canvas by David Palmer This is a 6-color hexichrome print with outstanding reproduction. Print size 18” x 24” fits standard frame size. Desert Dreaming was inspired by the abundance of plant and animal life in the California desert, and is a meditation on the extraordinary beauty available to us in quiet moments. The quail in the foreground is rendered in profile, in the manner of a classical portrait, surrounded by nature in bloom. There is a dreamlike quality to the image, but is the bird the dreamer, or is the dream ours? To find his inspiration, artist David Palmer explored some of the Coachella Valley’s well-known repositories for nature and beauty such as the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens and Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium, along with a few trails more off the beaten path.