Here are some new paintings which were produced for the Illuminate exhibition.
The first new painting is simply called Tulips. It celebrates the colour yellow and the way light plays with and enhances this colour in nature. I wanted these flowers to be both monumental but also intimate. The painting shows how the surrounding light can feed and nourish not only the flowers themselves but the beauty they project.
The tulips appear to be immersed by light, but at the same time appear to want to take off as if they are ready to fly on their own, because of the energy the light imparts to them.
Glorious Leaves is another new painting where a powerful light dominates and enhances the features of the motifs. The leaves are backlit, with the light slightly to the left of them. The play of light and shadows created by the layers of leaves, creates exciting patterns that add life to the painting and the leaves themselves. Depth is created by the dark corner (bottom right) and the highlights on the left side of the painting. These leaves seem to be like a community. Just the way they sit together suggests that they are in unison with one another and the light which permeates them gives them a strong and confident air.
The third new painting is titled Garden with Angelets. This painting is about fun and life. The inclusion of the Angelets helps add a fantasy element to the painting. The flowers seem to be frolicking and there are little sparkling lights everywhere. The movement and general atmosphere of this painting is light and breezy. This painting could cheer just about any room with its colour and its light.
All three paintings have been added to the botanical paintings page of the site.