One subject which often appears in artwork is the humble flower. From the old Dutch masters to Georgia O’Keeffe and more, many artists have chosen to recreate flowers in paint, clay and fabric.
Over the past twenty years I have created many floral pieces as well. here is a small sampling.
Anthurium 1989 Acrylic on canvas. 30” x 40”
Flowers for Keiko 2004 7” x 9” Machine embroidery, machine quilted.
Flowers for Angie 2006 24” x 18” Hand quilted, machine quilted, embellished with beads, sequins and mirrors.
Tulip Time 2010 6” x 6” Machine applique.
August 2002 Journal Quilt Project, handmade felt, machine embroidery, 3D appliques, shisha mirror embroidery.
Hollyhock Journal Page 2009 11” x 8.5” India ink, watercolor, paint pen and found quote
Floral Medley 2010 24” x 40” Applique, found objects, machine embroidery, machine quilted.
Bird of Paradise 1989 22” x 30” Dry pastel on paper. This image is reversed from the original so that I could make a photo transfer with it.
Bird of Paradise II (Study in Orange and Green) 2011 8.5” x 11” Machine embroidery on cotton twill.
No matter how many times I revisit floral imagery, I always find something new to marvel at. Do you have any favorite subjects that you return to again and again?