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Camellias
22" x 30"
Watercolor
$  1,800.00
Workshop Demonstration
Aldous Huxley wrote, "It's extraordinarily therapeutic just looking into the hearts of primroses and anemones. For the rest of the day, I see no maggots." I look into the hearts of camellias; examine their seasons of buds and seedpods. I want my paintings to rise out of an understanding of what it would be like to live as my subject. At first, I'm not sure what I've seen; the components constantly change. The more I sketch, the more I slow down and notice that all the petals are not perfect like pictures in a plant catalogue. Quite a few are torn open, perhaps by an insect, or the nibbling of a passing caterpillar. In my paintings, I want to invite the viewers to come along with me into this natural world. I know if I look into the heart of nature long enough, I begin to realize it is a fascinating world, one that refreshes and stimulates. Every species has its own unique way of giving birth, living, reproducing, surviving and dying. I hope to present an opportunity for the viewer to be immersed in nature, dig deep for everything: colors, shapes, decay, luminosity, gnawing, and want more.