The Child Within (New Conceptualist Painting)

The Child Within (New Conceptualist Painting)
The Child Within painting The Child Within (acrylic) by Polly Castor

This is the last painting I did during my artist-in-residency at Creative Arts Camp. It was fun painting The Child Within, with its whimsy, gregarious splashiness, organic shapes with pops of color, like joyously blowing bubbles while singing and skipping. This is mostly acrylic paint with a little collage, and is large at 30″x40.”

See the entire painting above and details of it along with a shot of me painting it below.

Purchase the original painting here.

Obtain prints and merchandise of this image here.  (This image makes a particularly good phone case or puzzle!)

I’m so grateful to have been an artist-in-residence at Creative Arts Camp this year!





I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


  1. Gillian 2 years ago

    I love this Polly! I know it is the answer to prayer…. bless you x

  2. Rosalind+Forber 2 years ago

    I love the feeling of playfulness and of uninhibited joy. There is a sense of pure, unadulterated wonder and freedom in each of us.

  3. John+gregory 2 years ago

    Reminds me of the joke.
    A snake is obviously digesting a large prey.
    The caption: Digesting the child within.
    I still smile.

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