Every animal is sacred. I come from a native Peruvian culture in which respect for the wisdom of animals is a part of our traditions. Elephants are giant and powerful, and at the same time exude a spirit of peace and balance. I sought to capture this powerful spirit and mystical awareness. To express the illusory nature of the animal's spirit, I created the painting with complex layers of colors and shapes. This is a dynamic and textural painting on a gallery wrapped canvas, finished on all four sides with a continuation of the painting. It comes lightly varnished and ready to hang.

- Piero Manrique

Enchanted Elephant

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front

36" h x 48" w x 1.5" d
10 lbs. 3 oz.



Piero Manrique
Mamaroneck, New York

Getting to Know Piero

Piero Manrique paints artworks with a distinct luminescence and bright color palette. He finds inspiration in change, evolution, and discovery. “My art is like nature, it never repeats, it keeps changing and evolving.” In his current series, Piero works mainly with his fingers and special pouring techniques. “The beauty of many of these paintings is how they keep changing as they dry.” He currently lives in Mamaroneck, New York. Piero always tells his clients to feel the painting and let it tell the story.