Giorgio Dimichina’s Artful Reflections No. 4

Artful Reflections
The Story Behind the Art

Giorgio Dimichina

Mission Bougainvillea

Mission Bougainvillea by Giorgio Dimichina
16″x 20″ Acrylic on Canvas
Limited Edition Giclee’s Available

The warmth and charm of well established trees and bushes is something that has always enticed my imagination as an artist.

My painting “Mission Bougainvillea” was a serendipitous result of me walking through a historic old gate into the small back courtyard of the San Juan Capistrano Mission. As I ventured further into the quiet courtyard, I could feel the afternoons dry warm heat radiating off the mission walls and the old courtyard tiles under my feet. The stillness of the moment allowed my spirit to rest in the tranquil surroundings.

As I turned around to leave, I realized that the beautiful bougainvillea hanging majestically over the historic old gate I had walked through moments before, had a greater story to tell then the fountain I originally intended to paint.

I have always loved the color and feel that a beautiful established bougainvillea is able to bring into its surroundings. This particular Bougainvillea made me feel as though, like a warm hug, it was reaching out its colorful branches to welcome everyone who entered its courtyard.

There is a relaxed feeling that can be experienced when we stop long enough to view and contemplate nature’s ability to establish its own life and history around us. The sight of this old and beautiful bougainvillea striving to proclaim its own presence in the world, is what has captivated and inspired me to paint it.

I have come to understand that all living things have the potential to inspire and uplift the human spirit if we take the time to honor its presence.


Born in Argentina, Giorgio Dimichina fell in love with art at a young age. After pursuing a successful career in visual arts with major corporations such as Mazda and Pepsi, Giorgio left the corporate world in order to pursue his passion and talents as an artist. Today, Giorgio’s art work is admired around the world as he is best known for his beautiful landscapes, incredible detail, and picturesque scenes.

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All art and photographic images copyright by Giorgio Dimichina. All rights reserved.


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  • Unknown says:

    Wonderful story. A warm feeling emanates from the picture.

  • IK media says:

    Dearest Terri Rae, Always a pleasure hearing from you. Thank you so much! Yes, I agree. The painting is so beautiful as is the essay. We always appreciate you stopping by and writing us. I will let Giorgio know. Happy Thanksgiving! IK

  • IK Media says:

    Hello there! Thank you so much. I love how you wrote a "warm feeling" that is exactly
    the feeling that comes forth from this painting. A lot of paintings feel so cold but you are right this one just has such warmth. Appreciate you writing us. We will let Giorgio know. For more on Giorgio, please go to Thanks so much.

  • I always love the varied colors in Giorgio's shadows. Such rich tones that pull the eye right through the gate. Lovely painting!

  • IK Media says:

    Dearest Francesca: Always a pleasure hearing from you.Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment and taking the time. Giorgio so appreciates it. Yes, the colors, the shadows are remarkable aren't they. Love the way you word your comments, you must be a writer yourself! For more on Giorgio, please go to Happy Thanksgiving. I'll pass this on to Giorgio. IK

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