Standing up for my floral friend

Standing up for my floral friend

I drew this a couple of months ago. I really enjoyed the process, the experimenting and then playfully adding polka dots just for the fun of it. I never shared it because there was such a mixed reaction from a few people – it is something you either love or hate...
Leonie’s chrysanthemums

Leonie’s chrysanthemums

Good friends who understand how things are with little explanation. The solidarity in having “been there”. That’s what these flowers remind me of. A gift of the most enormous bunch of chrysanthemums which seemed to tower over me. Lamingtons. Fruit...
Spring has sprung – or has it?

Spring has sprung – or has it?

No it definitely hasn’t! Here I am in a chilly Melbourne in mid June with the heating on full pelt, thinking fondly of days when the weather will warm up again. I’ll admit I can’t really complain. It’s all relative. I did live in Canada for a...
Red tulips inspired by Helen Cooper

Red tulips inspired by Helen Cooper

Tulips – there is something about these gorgeous flowers which makes me happy just looking at them. I’m not sure if it is because of the years I spent in Holland as a little kid, or because my father takes so much pride in raising them to share with the...
Daisies and lilies

Daisies and lilies

How spoilt did I feel to come home to this enormous vase of flowers? After 26 years of marriage it’s a nice reminder of where we came from. I had to paint them quick – to catch that moment before I did what I always do, and kill them off through lack of...
Birds of paradise

Birds of paradise

I’m going through my old art journals – and realising that I’ve done a lot more artwork than I had thought. It’s always a nice surprise, though, to turn a page and remember a special moment that made me grab my pens. These birds of paradise...
Spring tulips

Spring tulips

I had the most wonderful day today. A good friend of mine emailed me a picture of some spring tulips this morning. They looked absolutely stunning with the sun shining on them.That was enough inspiration to get us moving. We spent the day talking, eating baguette with...