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30" x 48" Oil on canvas.

Original painting by Brittany S Paynter, painted in 2014, and ready to find its forever home!


When I was young my parents both worked and they didn't hire a babysitter. I was the babysitter for the neighborhood kids. Throughout the summer we would be outside every day, hungry for adventure. One day we followed the backyard creek until it opened up to a Hemlock forest, shale creek beds, and towering sandstone walls.  "Paradise" is what we fondly named our secret spot in the woods, because it was so stunningly beautiful and special to us. 

This painting was the first professional depiction I created of this special place. The series was begun in 2014 with this piece, and completed in 2019 with Hidden Ohio Paradise. The original has traveled with me to three homes, and numerous art shows. I can always hike back to the sacred spot, but wouldn't you like a slice of Paradise in your home? 


Exhibition history:

  • "Everything in Awe" at The West Woods Nature Center, Newbury, OH May  - July 2022

  • "Preserving Paradise" at The Confluence in New Castle, PA. March - May 2022
  • 15th Annual Juried Art show hosted by the Geauga Arts Council at the West Woods Nature Center, August - October 2021.

Slice of Paradise

  • This item is available for local pickup at 106 Water St. Chardon, OH. Please email me to arrange a date and time at If you would like this option, Local Pickup at checkout.

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