I can not say definitively why flowers have become my dominant subject matter. I know I have always been attracted to the colors and shapes found in plants and I like the idea that there is all kinds of symbolism attached to them. Growth, expression, change, life stages... I love that what you find in a seed pod or maybe a dying magnolia hold as much beauty as the bloom itself. That's a good way to look at our own paths through life.

Ideas of paintings tend to appear in my mind when I make room for them to do so. I try not to question the why so much as to just give into the creative flow as it travels through me. Sometimes this approach works better than other times but the process is almost always an enjoyable experience.

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Calvin and Hobbes Cartoon
Copyright Bill Watterson

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