Across the river


“Across the River” is a serene abstract landscape that captures the peaceful beauty of nature. A tranquil river flowing through a lush valley under a gentle, sunny sky. Amidst this scene stands a solitary tree, a symbol of resilience and growth.

I named it “Across the River” because it symbolizes progress and personal development. The river symbolizes the flow of time and life’s journey, while the tree signifies our ability to endure and thrive.

This painting reflects my belief in the power of nature to inspire growth and strength. It’s a reminder that as we navigate life’s challenges, we can find inner resilience and beauty in our journey forward.


Across the river

is part of the collection Panta Rei: The Flow Of Time

After spending days in IUC a couple of months ago, I’ve been thinking a lot about time. About our experiences, about our resilience and our strengths.

This collection of eight paintings is inspired by the idea that “everything flows”: all things are always changing and change is the only constant in life.

As always I’ve used very rich colors and intuitive brushstrokes, trying to show how life moves and how moments are connected.

With each painting I’ve tried to capture a different part of this endless movement of time, showing the deep emotions and the transformative power it brings. From the start of a new day to the end of evening, these artworks reflect the continuous flow of existence. I’ve tried to tell a story of movement and growth, in the timeless dance of life, reminding us that we are all part of an ever-changing, ever-flowing universe.

This is an original artwork by Marina Ester Castaldo.

© Marina Ester Castaldo 2024

Protected by international copyright law.
Usage, alteration or reproduction of the artwork is a criminal offence and is not permitted.


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An abstract nature scenery painted on 300gsm handmade 100% cotton watercolor paper placed into a solid oak frame with painted profile
• Size: internal paper size is A4, with frame slightly bigger.

No prints will be made so this is a truly unique piece of art that won’t be available anywhere else in the world 🙂



The painting will be posted flat protected into a cardboard box.


All painting marks or light blemishes are part of the art.

No returns on original art.

Signed and dated on the back by Marina Ester Castaldo