I am for all art that takes its form from the lines of life itself, that twists and extends and accumulates and spits and drips, and is heavy and coarse and blunt and sweet…
β€” Claus Oldenburg, 'Ode to Possibilities'

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Is it really the last Friday in July? Summer is speeding by and my month of flowers is almost over and I'm feeling deeply grateful for all of the love you've shown for the 'In Bloom' collection.
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Thank you to everyone who welcomed an original painting or beautiful print into their home - you make my studio practice - my life - possible!
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And thank you to all who respond with words of love and encouragement - it truly makes a difference each and every day to know what I do here in quiet isolation reaches your heart and matters.
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I am also grateful for everyone who shares my work with their friends and helps me grow my audience. It's a wonderful way to support my work and share the joy I put into every brushstroke.
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So grateful for all of it and all of you πŸ’›
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We go together like.... πŸ’™
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In Bloom 'navy' and In Bloom 'dark blue' looking like the perfect pair. Love these smaller prints together!
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Link to my print shop in my bio above ☝️
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Something extra special for your Monday ....
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Many of you already follow my abstract work over @thisbeeisme so know I've been having a terrific time working on a colorful series of 12" x 12" paintings for the @squarefootshow coming up on August 4th. I'm so excited for it! 70 artists from 3 countries - it's quite the event! Definitely worth checking out and following along - there's something for everyone.
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Well here's an extra bonus - sign up for their newsletter and you'll have a chance to win this cheerful floral ORIGINAL painting of mine! She's a beauty and could be yours! Sign up on their site today πŸ™‚
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www.squatefootshow.com
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Founded by @jveenstraartist and her team, this is a show that has transitioned online and is growing fast. It's pretty much a sellout every time and I'm so honoured to be the featured artist with the show focusing on abstract and impressionist art. Can't wait to see what everyone has been creating! One week to go ❀️
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The centerpiece of the ' In Bloom' collection is this beautiful midnight blue flower that blossomed around that squiggly leaf stem line.
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Weeks of painting and sketching and playing with colours and composition going nowhere, yet one wiggling line was apparently all I needed to find the magic of this painting and the entery way into how I wanted this collection to feel.
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I wanted a fresh take on flower paintings, to create work that felt both sophisticated and fun, and that showed a range of color and curious compositions.
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Most importantly, I wanted them to be completely, uniquely recognizably mine.
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Thank you to everyone who has welcomed a print from this series into your home! And for everyone else , the entire collection is now available in my shop, along with all of those breezy skies of mine.
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Shown is the Midnight Blue original on canvas 36x36 (sold) but I've linked this post to the full size print in my shop. Other sizes available too!
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Another one of the little paintings I had set aside because it wasn't working. Some just need more time, more love , more paint! ( in this case possibly too much in places) before the beauty starts to show. But my intuition was softly saying "don't give up! and it pulled me out of bed at the crack of dawn yesterday. A beautiful wake up call πŸ™‚
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I have some Monday morning insider info for you Monday morning Instagram people ... There are a few new ' In Bloom' originals still to come!
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Yes! In between other projects (details to come) I'm still painting flowers over here and reworking some of the ones I had started along the way but which didn't make it into the official collection.

The first of which is this lovely little 12"x12" . Update: sold
Thank you! πŸ™‚
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#flower #whiteflowers #beautifulblooms #loveflowers #livingetc #dsfloral #contemporaryart #artprint #inbloom #gardeninglife #springgarden #summerflowers #originalart #abstractflowers #aflowerfilledlife #floral #mondayflowers #greetingcards #artprintuk #brushstrokes #teal #lovecolor #popofcolor #mylifeinflowers #petalpower #persuepretty #homeandgarden #livebeautifully
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Of all the paintings in this collection, this lovely little mauve delight is the one that makes me giggle. The whimsy and weirdness and touch of humor here is so ME!
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I love the story here, the balance of its off-balance composition and the pop of red against the mauve.
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And if course, prints are available! Click though here to my print shop or follow the link in my bio above ☝️
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#mauve #pursuepretty #atouchofwhimsy #whimsical #flowers #floralpainting #flowerpainting #floralinspiration #floral #floralart #abstractflowers #gardeninspired #homeandgarden #housebeautiful #houseandhome #elledecor #nurserydecor #forher #girlsroom #projectjunior #artprint #artprintuk #britishartprint #homeofficedecor #homedecor #interiorstyle #wallart #originalart
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Morning Light and me πŸ™‚
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36" x 36"
acrylic, gallery wrapped canvas
Original not available but prints in three sizes are!
Link to shop in my bio above ☝️
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#morninglight #morningglory #floralinspiration #floral #dsfloral #elledecor #flowerprint #floralprint #artprint #artprintuk #ukart #originalart #loveflowers #houseandhome #homeandgarden #livebeautifully #artist #abstractflowers #flowerpainting #artstudio #petals #persuepretty #sopeaceful #ohsopretty #homeofficedecor #homedecor #livecolorfully #chartreuse #springgarden #gardenlife
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This beautiful little painting was the central idea and flower inspiration behind my entire In Bloom collection - the moment I painted it I just knew I had found exactly what I had been working so hard to find.
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I wasn't surprised there was a bit of a line up for it last week and that it was the first to find a home - I wish I had painted multiple versions! Pretty sure you'll be seeing more of this idea in the future πŸ˜‰
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While the original has sold please remember that prints are available in two sizes with custom options upon request. This flower print would add a touch of stunning drama to any home. Link to the print shop in my bio above ☝️
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12-1 navy
(Sold)
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Over the course of the next few weeks , I'm going to be sharing the paintings of this latest collection, so get ready - it's a month of flowers from me to you 🌺
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'In Bloom - 'Afternoon Blue'
36x36
(Sold)
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I am so in love with the crystal clear light and peace of this painting and knew it was going to be a favorite of the entire collection.
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While the original has sold, why not consider a print of this beauty! The feeling these brushstrokes and this color palette create is simply spectacular. Link to the print shop in my bio above ☝️
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What a response! And a wild flurry of activity on my shop right out of the gates has made for kind of a crazy great day. Thank you a million times over! Really, really.....Thank you.
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I think there are just a few oringals left but of course all the print options are there AND a limited number of greeting cards packs too.
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If you haven't already had a wander through this collection I'd love for you to do so - it's a very colorful and pretty place these days ! Link in my bio above ☝️
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Shown here is one of the 12x12's (teal) that quickly found a home, but it's still available as a print!
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#flowerpainting #ohwowyes
#teal #popofcolor #lovecolor #livecolorfully #flowerart #floweroftheday #gardeninglife #flowerpower #flowerlife #mylifeinflowers #artprint #artprintuk #artuk #originalart #gardeninspiration #housebeautiful #elledecor #homeofficedecor #pursuepretty #wallart #homedecor #dsfloral #flashesofdelight #petalpower #abstractflowers #inbloom
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It's the evening before the launch of my newest collection of paintings and prints! And it's a big one - 18 originals and prints of all with the extra bonus of packs of greeting cards too. Filled to the rafter with flowers around here! Shop goes live tomorrow - so excited (and a bit nervous simply because these are a bit different from my usual landscapes)
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Still putting the finishing touches together but overall, so pleased with how this series came together.
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It's not often that I hold so much work back to develop a group as a whole, but loved the process and taking the time to really explore color and design. Can't wait to share. πŸ™‚
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Where it started...a simple idea that has grown into a collection of 18 original paintings with prints and cards of all. Two days and counting. So excited. Stay tuned, get ready ...... 🌼
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Loving all the preview responses from my newsletter subscribers! There are already line ups for some of the pieces πŸ™‚
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Extra things coming attcha with the next collection. Nervous but excited for the reveal next week! 🌼
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Wait, what?!
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Newsletter subscribers will be the first to know!
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Sign up link in bio ☝️
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There is such a back story to this one ... Basically, post panic attack at the end of a really difficult day. Some days, y'know? So while it's loose and a bit messy and very imperfect, I'm grateful for having painted it in a moment I was trying to put the pieces of me back together.
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10" x 12"
acrylic on wood panel
Update: sold
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For obvious reasons, took my breath away and for this moment, I gave it willingly πŸ’™β˜οΈβ˜οΈβ˜οΈ
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Sailing into the weekend on these deep , dark, blue green, murky swirly, beautifully wavy waterways. πŸ’™
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oil on wood panel
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