Flower paintings is a recurrent interest in my paintings, which I return to again and again.
Firstly, I am interested in the arthistory of flowerpaintings dating back to the ancient world, during which time flowers were depicted directly on the walls, to the much later stillife and flower paintings in the 17th century which were often imbued with religious symbolism.
Secondly, the flower paintings have been loved and hated throughout all time, and are still a subject matter which divide spectators into the opinions of flowers being produced merely as decoration, or with a profound symbolic meaning. I enjoy the flowers as a motif having such a conflict, as I will always argue, that it does not matter what one paints, but how it has been painted.
However, I mainly paint flowers today as I see them as symbolic motifs for a spirituality; each painting is an organic gesture of color and brushmarks in which harmony arises from chaos. The flowers are nature taken from nature by the human hand in order to enjoy them for a brief moment in time before they fade and decade. Thus the flowers become a moment of time celebrating the beauty just before it dies.
Please see a selection of my flowerpaintings from 2014 to present below.