“Tulip Garden II, Renewal” 30×42 – Oil on a unique, up-cycled Canvas on wood panel. A bright and strong piece visually, and physically as the wood panel is thick and sturdy.
Back in 1993, during my early gallery phase at Copeland Fine Art Gallery in Columbus, OH, I discovered my niche of magnified composition, long, flowing strokes and deep contrasts through a piece titled Tulip Garden. After 16 years of living in South Florida, I got to rediscover my relationship with tulips on San Juan Island, where I also faced challenges with early stage breast cancer. This is where I realized it was time to renew my kinship with tulips. Painted on a gifted old wood with canvas piece given to me by a neighbor who passed recently, I sensed deeply this new growth as an artist, an emergence into the new chapters with lessons from the old ones through this potent work. The canvas on wood creates a unique texture, and it’s solid presence as the wood panel is thick, and heavy. It reminds me to be stay strong amidst changes
I invite you to enjoy these luscious tulip blooms on this unique Upcycled approach, a wood panel with new life!