MaxSteven Grossman

Florals

40 x 40", metallic photo with acrylic mount

 

“My bookscapes reflect the changing nature of books and photographs in present times, and emphasize the dreamlike potential of what lays hidden beneath their covers/surfaces. In this work I purposely selected artists who captured the beauty of nature with their individual perspectives.” 

 

 

Scott Duce

Azulejos Tulips

20 x 20", oil on panel, $5,000

 

“This painting is based on the light, atmosphere, and Azulejos Tiles of Spain. The vase of flowers represents 17th century Dutch Tulip Mania.

My composition merges the two cultures into a single painting to establish the unity of two powerful forces through their visual identifiers.”

 

Sherrie Wolf

Tulips at Sunset 

40 x 40", oil on linen, $11,400

 

“This large-scale floral still life references a landscape background by the American Hudson River painter, Frederick Church. In using excerpts from masterworks, combined with my contemporary still lives, I find that I can expand my content to any place and time. The conversation I am creating between the two enhances my paintings both visually and metaphorically.”

 

Paul Béliveau

Vanitas 20.12.15

36 x 36", acrylic on canvas

 

“These two Floral bookscapes convey the encyclopedic presence of flowers throughout art history. Selecting artists from the end of the 19th Century through contemporary art…from Van Gogh through Art Nouveau…my idea is to show that florals have provided endless inspiration to countless masters including Matisse, O’Keefe, Warhol, Murakami, Koons.”

 

 

Takefumi Hori

Peonies

36 x 36 inches

acrylic and goldleaf on canvas

$6,000

 

“I selected peonies because they are my wife's favorite flower. We used them in her wedding bouquet. For this work I began photographing peonies every day since June 2020, from bud to flowers to decay. I picked my favorite moments of the peonies’ lifespan and conveyed them all in this single painting.”

 

 Paul Béliveau

Vanitas 20.12.09

36 x 36", acrylic on canvas 

 

“These two Floral bookscapes convey the encyclopedic presence of flowers throughout art history. Selecting artists from the end of the 19th Century through contemporary art…from Van Gogh through Art Nouveau…my idea is to show that florals have provided endless inspiration to countless masters including Matisse, O’Keefe, Warhol, Murakami, Koons.”

 

 

 

 

Robert C. Jackson

Bob's Bouquet

oil on canvas, 40 x 30", $17,000

 

“When I visit art museums or galleries, it's not the florals that interest me. But back in the beginning of the pandemic, when I was asked to participate in this floral show, I said, "Yes…why not?” I had to ask myself: “Does floral have to be taken literally?" Given freedom to make my own type of “blossom”… here is Bob's Bouquet.”

 

 


Ben Steele

Garden Variety Pencils

oil on canvas, 45 x 30", $8,600

 

 

“The Floral Still Life theme is integral to art history, and yet there are so many versions, which made me think of the title Garden Variety.

 

It gave me a chance to play on the pun by showcasing some of my favorite floral variations, with Chardin on the pencil box cover, and Van Gogh & Bosschaert on the pages.”

 

 

Jenny Kelley

Zinnias

oil on linen over panel, 14 x 11, $1,800

 

 

“Zinnias began with a trip to a local flower farm which had a "pick your own" day this past autumn.  Zinnias have lovely and complicated centers, many of which have tiny rings of flowers within them.

 

I began the painting with one of those rings (the bright red flower at top left.) I knew I wanted this piece to be bold, so I focused only on the petals and all the variety of colors possible with zinnias.”

 

 

 

Margaret Gerding

Show of Color

oil on panel, 16 x 16, $2,600

 

“The image of my grandfather’s workshop window filled with blooming geraniums comes to mind every time I see this flower.

 

It was spectacular in winter with the light hitting such intense color, and always provides a sense of warmth and joy.”

 

Jenny Kelley

Peonies with Blue

oil on linen over panel, 16 x 20, $3,000

 

“Part of my excitement in beginning this painting was finding beautiful pink peonies in the heart of December. I love to paint peonies at all their different stages, from tight round balls to full, blown-out blossoms. These particular flowers had the most delicate crimson edging, which was one of my favorite elements to paint.”

 

 

Margaret Gerding

Spring Bloom

oil on panel, 18 x 18, $3,000

 

“The image of my grandfather’s workshop window filled with blooming geraniums comes to mind every time I see this flower.

 

It was spectacular in winter with the light hitting such intense color, and always provides a sense of warmth and joy.”

 

 

 

 

Joshua Jensen-Nagle

Dolce and Gabbana's Tulips

archival inkjet print, in various sizes

 

"This piece is part of a series in which I explore textiles with printed patterns from fashion garments created by noteworthy designers.

 

In taking their work out of its original context and glorifying it in large photographic scale, it becomes abstracted and completely new."

 

T.M. Glass

Blue Poppy in Blue & White Chinese Vase

archival pigment print, in various sizes

 

“Set against a uniform black background, the textures of every petal, bud, leaf and stem in this floral arrangement have been captured with stunning clarity. The drooping flowers of the two uppermost poppies reveal the beautifully wrinkled surfaces of the petals, which take on the quality of silken skirts. The poppies and the intermingled stems of forget-me-nots have been placed in a blue and white Chinese vase to create a harmonious combination.”

 

 

 

Andrew Woodward

California Poppy

acrylic on panel, 12 x 12, $2,200

 

“My floral paintings celebrate the rhythms of nature’s intricate beauty.  I love delving into the unique design of each stem, leaf, and flower as they rise from the earth, and the eternal dance of light and shadow weaves itself into the world.”

 

 

 

 

Robert C. Jackson

Responsibility

oil on canvas, 40 x 30", $16,000

 

 

"Responsibility" is my way of recognizing those who feel a kinship with all living beings. It’s an expression of gratitude to people who love and care for all life forms with which we share the planet."

 

Alexandra Averbach

Pristine

oil on canvas, 30 x 36, $6,300

 

“While I am drawn to all types of flowers, peonies have a special place in my heart. Since these flowers bloom only once a year and for a short time, I anxiously await their return every Spring. I never tire of painting their intricate petals combinations. White peonies, especially, with touches of deep red, are so luxurious. They are vibrant and full, and yet also fragile and soft. I love painting them at their best.”

 

 

 

 

Koo Schadler

Sursum Corda - Peonies in Mexican Jug

egg tempera on panel, 14 x 10 x 1, $5,400

 

 

“Sursum Corda means “Lift up your heart” in Latin. Amidst the difficulties and sadness of this strange year there was so much to be grateful for in my life, so I found this phrase resonant.

 

The peonies that blossom each June outside my studio window are a source of annual happiness and inspiration for me.”

John Stockwell

Align, oil on canvas, 40 x65 inches

Align is inspired by the region of Southern Sweden where I currently reside. I am transfixed by the variety of cerulean, cobalt, and indigo hues visible along the shorelines of the Baltic Sea, interspersed within the endless layers of hills, and dotting voluminous fields of flax. I strive for balance and harmony. All of this brilliance is put in the blender of my artistic mind.”

 

 

 

Andrew Woodward

Zinnias Elegans

acrylic on panel, 12 x 12, $2,200

 

“My floral paintings celebrate the rhythms of nature’s intricate beauty.  I love delving into the unique design of each stem, leaf, and flower as they rise from the earth, and the eternal dance of light and shadow weaves itself into the world.”

 

 

T.M. Glass

Azaleas and Tulips

archival pigment print, in various sizes

 

When Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, met Glass at tea, she asked to see the artist’s work. Impressed, she invited Glass to photograph flowers and vessels at The Royal Lodge at Windsor, where the Duchess lives. Designed by the late Queen Mother, her spring garden features plants that bloom for just two weeks each April. Azaleas and Tulips was created during this photography session.

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