Each of these paintings is done by hand and depicts a leaf, bud, or bloom I find personally inspiring. Often a single flower is my inspiration for a piece of art, and I enjoy paying special attention to its intricate details and delicate designs. My hope is that my paintings embody a distinct beauty and light that is meant to inspire, empower, and energize those who see it. Most paintings are available in various sizes of hand-signed, fine art giclée prints and greeting cards. Custom-sized and larger giclée prints and archival canvas prints are available upon request.
How they are made~
Like my hand-hooked flower rugs, I often work from images of hikes and walks through nature trails, botanical gardens, neighbor’s yards, plant nurseries and my own garden which serve as inspiration for my paintings. From there, my intuition takes over to freely transform the piece in whatever way feels right. I sketch the basic outline of the image on Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper, then paint free-form using professional, artist quality watercolor and gouache paints. The watercolors allow me to create subtle, transparent, layered effects in some areas of my paintings, and the gouache paints allow me to create more bold, opaque, matte effects in other areas. I love to create the colors, layers, depth, textures, and shapes I find inherent in nature.
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"The earth laughs in flowers."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson