Love, Happiness, Contentment
Oil on Canvas
18 x 24 x 1.5", framed to 19 x 25 x 2"
Back in the day, you could send all kinds of messages just by a careful choice of flowers. Each color of begonia had a different meaning. The traffic-stopping red begonias mean affection, wealth, happiness and contentment. Hydrangeas represent gratitude, grace and beauty.
I am a child of the south. Hot, humid summers with frigid air conditioning, iced tea all year around (sweet, if your taste runs that way), and children brought up to be polite to their elders. Born in Virginia, raised in North Carolina, resident of Virginia all of my adult life.The south definitely influences my painting. Landscapes and lush summer flowers. The peacefulness, the isolation, the sense of home–I work to capture it all.
I graduated VCU with a BFA in painting and printmaking.