Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Visitor Sunflower

The Visitor - Sunflowers and Strawberries
12X12
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

I've had a love of flowers for as long as I can remember. I grew up on a farm in Scurry, Texas. My parents were organic gardeners back in the 70s, long before organic gardening was in style. In our vegetable garden, every fourth or fifth row was planted in sunflowers and marigolds to attract the insects off the crops. My love for nature began there, standing barefoot and gazing up at the 10-foot-tall sunflowers. Today, I grow sunflowers in my back yard garden in Flower Mound, along with many other blossoms. I am so inspired by color, it makes me happy, and it's a joy I love sharing on the canvas.



Painting at the Dallas Arboretum!





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