What a desolate place would be a world without a flower! It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome. Are not flowers the stars of the earth, and are not our starts the flowers of the heaven."
- A.J. Balfour
I created Finding Flowers in the Forest with a painting knife using different mark making techniques, which resulted in a textured surface. The flowers are done impasto style. This decadent surface of different textures brings the painting to life. This painting is on a wrapped canvas with finished blue edges.
I am inspired by the French Lyrical Abstract style, which can be seen as a balanced elegant style of painting that is loaded with content from the natural world, often marked by sumptuous colour. The intention is to create finished work that is abstracted and more expressional than representational.