Flowers and flora for everyone right here! If a painting has been sold, I may have a print of it for you or can do a commission in a similar style. Just contact me on christinereadart@hotmail.com

Painting flowers and plants – the world of flowers is one of my loves. Many of the plants, flowers and trees in my art come from my garden. My garden is simple but inspiring and I like to create landscapes like Monet did in his house and garden. I guess that the fame of Monet’s garden has inspired me to try to capture some of the beauty of flowers and trees as he did.

Still life, Rinpa influence, graphite drawing, gouache, acrylic
Tread lightly – on the planet 1 Pencil and gold acrylic on paper, framed $250.00

I have recently been captivated by the beauty of the Japanese Rinpa style of painting and design and am gradually creating a series of images to explore this genre in a personal manner, using Australian subject matter.  The work on the side is  freehand drawn of  a eucalyptus tree that grows in my garden and then the background completed in gouache and the vase in gold acrylic. I have called this series ‘Tread lightly on the planet’ to remind us of the need to appreciate the beauty of nature, especially flowers and to limit man’s footprint.