This collection is inspired by the fleeting beauty of the flowers
I bought myself one fall afternoon.
This collection started with my strong desire to capture my bouquet of peonies I bought myself in photographs before it began to wilt away.
I wasn't expecting to paint them, but as soon as I snapped the first few photos, I was utterly captivated by their beauty! I knew I had to enjoy their presence with every brush stroke.
I wanted to capture the emotions I felt from realizing their fading beauty without putting myself as the main subject. I chose women of varying cultural ethnicities to portray the spirit of endearing love. Women embody a softened heart and peaceful aura.
Although the emotion of holding onto something beautiful before it leaves is bittersweet, we are reminded that life is short. It calls us to capture a moment in every detail and be present to the things we cherish while still here.
Adding women to this collection adds a new dimension that conveys how I felt when I bought myself flowers. It made me realize that we act, feel, and treat ourselves and others better when we are more present in our lives.
We are more:
and many other traits that seem to flow with ease.
"You're only here for a short visit.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way."
I hope you surround yourself with beautiful things that quietly remind you to
stop and smell the flowers.
CALL TO PRESENCE
Giclee prints are made on archival fine art paper and
are made to look just like the original.