Hungarian Heat Wave
by Anne Faith Nicholls
Oil on Canvas, 18" x 24"

This painting was inspired by the artist's many trips to Hungary, specifically the Lake Balaton and Budapest regions during an extreme heat wave. The painting depicts the placid, civilized, languidness of sunbathing Hungarians on the shores of Balaton (Europe's largest lake) with Budapest burning in the background. The subject in the foreground is mischievous... Perhaps she is the fire-starter, with a tiny match in hand?