“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.”
- Vincent van Gogh
Painting is a gift that has given me unrestricted freedom to dissolve into the complexities of nature as I explore the relationship between colour, light and movement. The study of a single creamy hydrangea exposes all the subtleties and strengths of nature. A snowy hydrangea is alive and bursting with a palate of limes, mosses, teals, blushes and plums. Nature is such a simple complexity.
Flowers are an integral part of our lives. Without the vibrancy of flowers, the world would be a monochromatic green. Flowers are not merely artfully beautiful; they are essential in the balance of nature. I paint impressionist floralscapes to reflect the power of flowers, both physical and emotional. A single bloom can evoke a bouquet filled with joy, gratitude, passion, love, peace, hope, and even purity.
My studio is a haven of inspiration and calm that allows me to disappear into my work. Each blank canvas calls me to create a painting that in turn allows me to share my inspirational journey with my audience.
“I am following nature without being able to grasp her. I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.”
- Claude Monet