Dream Fulfilled, Where the Love
Image Size: 31 X 14.5 in.
Edition Size: 1750
Third in a Series of Three:
William S. Phillips completes one pilot's story in this beautiful, nostalgic portrait of the home front from his series of aviation Americana pieces. The preceding parts of this story, found in Phillips' two holiday scenes If Only in My Dreams and A Christmas Leave, When Dreams Come True, have sold out at the publisher.
In The Dream Fulfilled, Where the Love Light Shines, Phillips brings this particular tale to its happy ending. It's the winter of 1945, and three generations of a family are together once again for the holidays. This young man, who has been fighting in the war and is now home for good, escorts his fiancee up the steps to his grandparents' home. They are followed by his loyal dog, who waited for him in If Only in My Dreams and rode with him on his way to propose marriage in A Christmas Leave. A Beechcraft Staggerwing, symbolizing a return to peacetime aviation, flies off in the distance.
Published from the artist's original oil painting