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!