I don't have a clear explanation as to why flowers have become my dominant subject matter. I have always been attracted to the colors and shapes of plants and I believe there is a lot of symbolism that can be attached to them. Growth, expression, change,  boldness...I love that a seed pod or a dying magnolia hold as much beauty as the bloom itself. I think that's a good way to look at our own lives and the beauty every age has to offer.

Ideas of paintings tend to appear in my mind randomly and I always love the unexpected appearance of a creative idea. I try not to question the why so much as to just enjoy the inspiration. I use references from my own photos whenever possible with the exception of a limited number of critters not found in my area.

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Calvin and Hobbes Cartoon
© Bill Watterson