Paintings about shoots and bulbs and springtime and rebirth, the magic of the first flushes of spring time, new beginnings, overcoming adversity,
of coming out of the dark and back into the light.
“It is not always sunshine that splits the seed, cleaving the armour, releasing the shoot. Darkness makes the hearts case fragile, pain breaks it open, courage teases out the leaves and life unfurls and expands thrusting upwards into light.”
Call The Midwife
This one is inspired by beautiful window boxes packed to the brim with ranunculus and pelargoniums. My aunt's garden in Carrara is like this; wonderful flowers growing in interesting ceramics and seen with strong like and the equivalent dark areas of shadow in between.