Spring has slowly arrived! The season brings color, green grass and trees, and finally, the flowers are starting to bloom. There was lots of promise of May flowers during April’s cool rainy days. I’m happily looking out on a sunny day and the sparkle of sunlight throughout the grass, trees and early buds. Flowers have been a constant source of inspiration to artists over time. Here’s a look at some of the beautiful artworks from re: artists, as well as a few more who's floral compositions reflect a spring mood.
Photographer Laurie Fishman focuses her lens on the textures and patterns she finds in nature. This is a new flower series, color studies exploring the layers of petals in this graphic close up taken on a recent trip to Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Beautiful as a single image, Flower No. 9 (above) or striking as a series
Kim Romero creates “visually tactile” works to engage the senses. The soft and appealing works have layers of paint, adding color, textural variations and subtle nuances throughout. In her Bouquet de Fleurs Series, the viewer is drawn into the feel of the floral composition, No. 2 and No. 3, 36"x36"
Kim often photographs her abstracts with flowers, illustrating the source of her inspiration, Pink Petals, 36"x36"
May starts with plans for Mothers Day, planting gardens, and preparing homes for spring and summer. Artworks that bring the colors and feel of nature indoors are a great way to enjoy the season and mood for longer than a few months.
CT artist Mary Morant brings her Southern roots to her paintings of Magnolias. She does beautiful representational works. I love the simplicity and color of Pink Goblet Magnolia, 35"x60" (above) as well as abstract florals and a continuing series of Magnolia prints. Several clients are enjoying these pretty one of a kind prints
Earth Day just passed and with it an acknowledgement of the precious beauty of nature and the endless inspiration it provides. Details, is a collection by photographer Elena Lyakir, of images that are seemingly simple wisps of botanicals. Single or hung in groups, the images are a meditation on nature. Laughter
and a pair of photos from the Secret Series, as featured in Elle Decor
I have admired the floral compositions by Dagmar Weinberg which highlight patterns in nature. Here are two of her Cherry Blossoms, Compositon No. 278 and No. 606
Pretty florals are having a moment in street art, as well. A recent NYTimes feature on Michael DeFeo showed his paintings on bus ads, streets and walls throughout the city. Brands like Christian Louboutin, Dior and JCrew are embracing his work that's defacing (or enhancing) their public ads. I’m enjoying his Instagram posts and current exhibit in Amsterdam. An ad for TIffany & Co and JCREW NYC bus ad enhanced with DeFeo's art
Artist Kerri Rosenthal loves flowers. Just a few of her florals, #happyart as she calls it.
Whispering Daisies, one of Kerri Rosenthal's soft abstracts beautifully suits this flower-filled room by designer Janet Hiltz
In his Buddha Series, Kit Kittle captures the contrast of Buddha in various environments, here a spring moment, Buddha and Daffodils
And how great is this mural of tulips for a dramatic entrance?
Enjoy the spring flowers, and wishing you a beautiful May and Happy Mothers Day!