Painted Flowers last forever.


After participating in Amanda Evanston’s #28FebruaryFlowers2023 on Instagram, I am inspired by all the awesome artists who submitted their painted florals last month.

After all, in a world that seems crazier each day, flowers remain long lasting symbols (floriography) of love, life, beauty, and passion.


Why are we attracted to flowers?

I think all the various harmonizing shapes, the repetitive patterns (ovals, circles) the variety of hues are all attractive features that have drawn artists such as Van Gogh and Monet to paint flowers.

Flowers represent an attachment to nature that is quite special. They have been subjects for art through the centuries. Artists have added their own special flair to florals.

For instance, in the irises and exotic flowers above, I painted pages from a discarded encyclopedia and National Geographic map and used them to create collaged flowers. I added gelli printed freezer paper and a few pieces of store bought paper here and there.

In a chaotic and uncertain world such as ours today, flowers remain constant gems, treasures of great beauty that are affordable for anyone.

Flowers are small miracles accessible to all whether they are growing wild in the woods, (Ontario’s trillium), or grown in suburban flower beds, or bought from a florist, or painted by an artist.

Painted flowers over time.

Below is a collection of some of the florals I have painted in the last few years.

However, I have also featured guest artists on my website who have painted gorgeous florals. For example, American artist Kimberly Deene's ethereal florals are dreamy, Alissa Kari from Philadelphia captures all the subtle colours in her beautiful flowers, while photographer Kris Kennedy from Canada, shares her passion for photography in her florals from the Canadian Tulip Festival.

Which flowers are your favourite? Do you have memories that are associated with certain flowers? Contact me here or leave a message below. I would love to hear from you! Or if you wish to buy a floral ornament (for Mother's Day), I do have a few left!

If you're not having fun, you're doing something wrong! (Groucho Marx).


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