I'm very honoured to be included in an annual exhibit held in Chicago in January curated by Dana Bloede titled 'Where the Flowers Bloom'. What a wonderful idea, exhibiting flowers in one of the most difficult months for many people. Immediately I knew I wanted to include the sunflower I painted in autumn and wanted to add a secondary flower that I began shortly after the first, but finally completed. Working in this manner is certainly in my comfort zone.
Painting over patterns and colours makes the process of painting much less intimidating. I enjoy the fact that I can incorporate the abstraction I worked on for many, many years but didn't share publicly, along with the recognizable images that I love...it's the perfect blend for me. Plus I get to use tons of colour. Perfect.
Today I hope to package everything to ship shortly as I know with Christmas shipping will take time. The exhibit includes a great group of artists and I can't wait to see pictures. Wish I could be in Chicago. Thank you for including my work Dana.