Tipping Point - Hydrangeas
1000 x 1500 mm. (39 3/8 x 59 1/8 in.)
'Betrayed by the dazzling beam of light from a passing car in the early hours of the morning, this weigher of hearts is a revealing of the illicit, tempting, opulence that lurks on even our most quietest of streets'.
It was a mega painting. It marked a point where I changed my style and my vision. It took 6 months to complete on and off. The flowers were bought in the early hours of the morning in Covent Garden Flower Market in May 2018 and drawn out in my friend's house for I was living out of suitcases in those years, as a nomadic artist.'
As the artist has stated, ‘I trained in botany before committing myself fully to painting so that I would understand the processes of plants more comprehensively. Equipped with this scientific knowledge, I am now testing new approaches to my artwork to push the capacity for botanical illustration to bring greater awareness of plants and our interaction with them. I hope to inspire people to think beyond their experience whilst enriching our current perceptions of botanical illustration, its applications and how it sits within the larger scope of the visual arts.’