A new original flower painting PARADISE in acrylics, metallics and sparkles on canvas.Complete with 3 bees for the first time ever and a butterfly.
Why paradise? To me old wildflower meadows are paradise. The sway of the flowers and grasses in the wind and the hum of insects going about their business. They have suffered a 97% loss of these amazing places since mid 1900s. They don’t look like this all at once I admit but if you do quadrats-in non scientific language-scrabbling around looking for all the different species present in a 1m square for example you will find so many different species. Visit old meadows each month from March until October (unless they are cut for hay) and see the monthly changes as the temperature and light changes through the months. These are now very rare precious habitats that cannot be recreated. We can create beautiful wildflower meadows which are lovely but the old associations in the soil and between the plants will not be the same as a meadow that has existed for hundreds of years. We need to protect all existing ancient meadows. No exceptions. Seeds from them can be and are used to create new meadows but these are not the same as the old ancient meadows of which we have so few. So we must speak up for these precious places and support those caring for them. The message is no more loss to development, the wrong grazing and management, spraying and pollution
“May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day.”
– Native American Proverb
“As I wander through an old meadow of flowers my heart is happy, happy to see their beauty and feel their free wild spirit as the breeze enables the dance of the wildflowers, now rarely seen in all its gloriousness”…….Charro
I create paintings and installations inspired by nature and flowers. What is more nature friendly than having more nature, trees and flowers? I have worked professionally in wildlife conservation and as an environmentalist applying practical science since my early 20s, I have one of the first Environmental degrees. I have always tried to protect and care for nature since I was a small child. I was involved in some of the first work looking at the benefits of nature now well accepted but still not valued enough by many.
The UK is one of the most nature depleted countries in the world but still we destroy ancient woodland and other valuable habitats. Our governments and corporations still have not grasped that climate change will ultimately kill off us and the planet if we do not change enough. Many people especially in our cities have lost connection to nature and communities both of which we know helps our emotional and physical health. Reigniting that connection will benefit us all and bring back our value of nature for its own right but also the benefits that it brings us. WE NEED MORE NATURE. And we need nature inspired art.
The theme of my work always is about love, love for the natural world in all its beauty. If we all appreciated and loved nature for nature then we are a step towards reversing the emptiness we see in nature and in the mirror in ourselves. As we need nature to thrive, and its loss and our loss of connection to it is killing us and nature, with all its beauty benefits and survival systems. Nature is beautiful, amazing and glorious. we need it and nature needs us
This statement painting will look stunning on any wall in your home or office. A contemporary painting, this colourful nature inspired art art is a fabulous painting in many colours.
Perfect for hanging as a dramatic piece for your walls, this painting will brighten up any dull day with its beautiful colours and use of glitter and metallic paints. The picture really doesn’t do it justice, this painting is made up of layers which glisten and shine as you view the painting from different viewpoints.
No frame needed for this vibrant wall art, as the edges are painted too. Standing at 101 x 76 x 4cm.
Please remember that Photographs do not show the gorgeous shimmer of the metallic paints, the sparkle of the glitter and the metallic foils! This effect is truly stunning on this painting and adds an amazing depth to the painting as the light changes These will be a additional pleasure when you unpack your painting after purchase!
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