When you see fresh flowers in a home, one gets the sense that the person living there really enjoys home and making it a place of comfort and beauty. They show the person feels a special joy for the garden and wants to bring it inside to enjoy.
Fabric artist Ali Givens has created tactile images of bouquets that express her feelings for the garden beauties.
Jude Lobe, visual artist, suggest artists paint flowers because their beauty is both fleeting and everlasting. "The fleeting moment of brilliance when the flower blossoms in exultation then dies on the vine. Everlasting, both because the plant itself produces again and again and the beauty of that delightful bud impresses on our brain so we can recall it and the joy it gave us when we gazed upon it."
Painter Celine Meador loves color and shapes and flowers offer her a myriad of both to explore and record.
Pat Scheible relates her reason for painting a flower. "As a color enthusiast, I can lose myself in the depths of any bloom. The gradations in hue, the textures, and the translucence all speak to me and almost defy my attempts to render them in paint."
"Every season provides a unique set of characteristics to landscape photographers"
Watercolorist Pam Watts is not only passionate about painting, but feels the same for gardening. "Growing flowers that I can pick, arrange and paint is a thrill. In my painting of the sunflowers, I grew the sunflowers as well as the pears. To paint the fruits of my labor is a true joy."
Those purchasing a painting or artwork during the opening, may find themselves walking out with a genuine rose.