This little painting's title was borrowed from the old Shaker Dancing Song, "Simple Gifts". The lyric goes: ’Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free, ’Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be.


This painting was created on Arches heavy cold press paper using encaustic paints and cotton thread. It measures 7" x 9".

Gift to Be Free

  • Try "floating" this painting in a clean and simple frame like this one!