The lights are lowered, the curtains are closed. The Sky Circus is at rest. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could do the same for the circus that surrounds us? —Michael Parkes

Traveling Circus

We follow butterflies from place to place, hoping they know the Way. We all have our own clowns, jugglers, magicians, daredevils, and an audience that surrounds us on our journey. It helps to know it is all Illusion. It makes it all the more enjoyable.

White Peace

As the snow begins to fall, The land becomes still with a blanket of soft white. Everything feels renewed and there is peace in this quiet beauty. In the season that brings hope and new beginnings, We dream of snow covered meadows and White Peace. –Michael Parkes

The Circle of Life

When I started this painting I wanted to give the feeling of hope. I always feel that beneath the seeming chaos we live in, there lies a place of peace and beauty emanating from the female deities who watch over us. If only we could feel their embrace always!

When Women Ruled The World

I have a wonderful strong wife and I see her like a warrior. She has been a part of my life for 55 years. This painting is more or less for her. If the feminine energy of the world was in control, this is what it would be like. She is mounted on a huge […]

Dark Unicorn

From all the ancient books, he was only mentioned once. When the sins and sorrows of mankind became so great all the unicorns were taken from the earth because their purity could not stand the descent into chaos. Only one remained. He believed if he stayed he could help humanity absorb the pain around them. […]

Tuesday’s Child

“In an old English nursery rhyme, there is the line, ‘Tuesday’s child is full of Grace’. But ‘Grace’ is not a gift that comes without effort. Before Grace manifests itself, there is a time of great aspiration, preparation and hard work. However, Grace is not calculable or bound by logic”. – Michael Parkes


A word from Michael Parkes about Venus: Venus is the Roman name for the Greek goddess, Aphrodite; Generally, Venus is the goddess of love and sensuality. Venus represents the descent of divine feminine energy into the physical world. The waters of the sea can be seen as the tumultuous emotional body of humanity. She is […]