The original piece has since been sold; and definitely not without its noticeable absence on the walls of Yvette Moore Gallery. Children and adults of all ages would be drawn to this image, and the amazement that crossed their faces was hard to miss. It was almost as if you could hear their thoughts wonder, maybe, just maybe he really is real…
The popularity of the image has prompted different means to share the magic of this image. Pillows, ornaments, and notepads have made it possible to share in the splendor of this image for years and years to come. When asked what he thinks of the success of the image, Roger is astonished: “I’m just me.” But to everyone else, he is that wondrous part of Christmas, that makes you believe in magic.
- Sarah Moore
An Yvette Moore Giclee Print image is generated from a high resolution digital scan of the original painting and is printed with archival quality inks onto canvas or watercolour paper. The canvas is acid-free with a varnish finish designed for long-term, fade resistant fine art. The watercolour paper is made of 100% cotton linters with traditional matte finish also designed for long term, fade-resistant reproductions.