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I’m the first to say I love the rain, but there comes a time in our sort of climate when a familiar gloom sets in. The gray and the damp shadow our every step, even the most hardy of Vancouverites longs for the brightness, the sunshine, the golden saturation of sunflowers, the perfume of lilies, the long languid warmth of summer.
Every year I’m very fortunate to spend my birthday with my family in the gardens at Kew in London. This July, as I walked round the beds of tall, lush, jewel-like flowers, taking picture after picture, I slowly became aware of the word “Eden”.
I imagine walking here in close communion with beauty and grace, in the warmth of the sunshine again and again.
I knew I had to paint the flowers. Big bold, expressive blooms that draw the viewer in, that seduce and beguile in the pink light of summer.
I started several of these paintings in England. In my small studio at West Cottage the ideas came naturally and quickly. By the end of the summer I had seven canvases to fly to Canada with.
The garden has given me an inexhaustible source of inspiration for which I’m grateful. It is my hope to fill the walls of the gallery with light and colour. It is my pleasure to share this inspiration with you through my paintings.
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Comments: 15

  • July 17, 2012
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    your paintings are lush – you are talented in so many ways

  • garybuie01

    December 13, 2012
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    Well, here I am! What beautiful paintings, the colours are so vibrant and the flowers themselves are so cheerful! Are these in oil? Where did you learn to paint? I look forward to wandering around you blog more fully!
    Christine

  • January 30, 2013
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    So beautiful.

  • July 2, 2013
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    Hello Veronica,
    I am so glad I found this page. Your art here is so expressive! There is movement in your paintings. I think they are wonderful! You must have had many enjoyable hours painting these! Might you share more of your art with us?
    Hugs,
    Terri

  • elissa field

    July 6, 2013
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    Your work is so beautiful, Veronica. Such great perspective and color and light. I’m glad I found this page.

  • August 28, 2013
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    Just love your paintings!!

  • October 15, 2013
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    Super gorgeous art….they all embody such visual intensity and also carry a deeply serene energy for me too..they truly feel like meditations and poems to me . Beautiful!
    Victoria

  • December 28, 2013
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    Your paintings are beautiful, Veronica. I don’t know how to praise art without sounding silly, but I really enjoyed seeing these, so I’ll try. I love the watery, swirling background to your flowers. It’s the perfect amount of contrast. Some of the blooms look as if they are swaying in a breeze. And the shifts in saturation from stem to tip are so lovely. Ugh I do sound silly, but I mean it.

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