Size: 8"W x 10"H x 0.875"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
Each is attracted to the other. She has the light on her, and she nearly eclipses him into the shadow. He doesn't mind that the sun barely skims him, because he likes watching how beautiful her petals are in the light. He can watch them all day, and maybe get a little closer...
I imagine a place where flowers have souls, they grow and twist in their world, writhing from their ethereal and wistful beauty toward a passionate encounter with life, fulfilling at long last the desire to feel the embrace of another. These flowers have feelings, families, relationships and an adventurous spirit! This series explores the more anthropomorphic side of flowers as I imagine them to be. I hope you can experience some of the sentiment too.
Love flowers and an illustrative spirit? Me too! These soft beautiful flowers are painted in serene colors that will grace any place in your home that needs a soft spot of color.
I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, but I've made Atlanta home since 1999. I'm a painter, illustrator and trompe l'oeil muralist accustomed to working in just about every medium because of my experience as a commissioned artist, but I work most with mixed media. I also paint whimsical animal portraits and illustrations and you may find those online by searching for Smelly Rhino Studio on Artfire. I studied Fine Art and French at Seattle University in Seattle and Grenoble, France. After two decades and two career changes including Fashion and later, Interior Design, I eventually decided to pursue my passion for painting and went to school to be a decorative painter, attending the Faux School in Louisville and the Finishing Source in Atlanta, where I learned all aspects of interior decorative painting. It was during this time that I met and studied the art of Trompe L'oeil, tutored by the Premier Craftsman of France, Michel Nadai. Since then, I have gone on to complement my other painting skills by attending the Dru Blair Air Brush School in North Carolina, Dru is among the foremost airbrush artists in the world and I love learning from the best.