Flowers

Gentle Greatness -

The Power of the Petal

I had the privilege every Child should have - I spent most of my Childhood in gardens… It must have been there, that the seed was sown in my sub-conscious Mind that would later inspire me to Love Mother Earth‘s Green Beings the way I do!  And if that wasn‘t enough, it was our Mother Shany‘s enthusiasm for gardening that would secure the link within me for a deep Love for Nature. I was in my 18th or 19th year, when I was introduced to the works of Georgia O'Keeffe by Fleur Ferri, a well known South African artist. Though I did not have a lot of time with her, I learned a lot from Fleur. Through her works, I fell in love with realism. She also taught me to paint by day, for the best quality of light which could affect one's colour pallette. Flowers are just such AMAZING BEINGS! Always Open to Light, soft & FRAGILE, and yet, within that fragility, lies all their BEAUTY & STRENGTH & POWER! Their strength comes from surrendering to Life,  comes from opening to the world around them, and accepting what is there, constantly growing towards the Light. Hope & Trust...seem to be embedded in every petal! How could we possibly see them as objects and not Love Letters to Life, from Source itself!? They do not hide or cringe away from their Source-Blessed Potential! They Live and fulfill their purpose, so purely.   Apparently, Albert Einstein once said: Schaue ganz tief in die Natur, und dann verstehst du alles besser.“ - Once you have studied Nature more intensely, you will understand everything a lot better... Painting flowers, has left me with a great respect and love for nature and it has certainly left me thinking , that Someone has got to love us (humans) a LOT, to grant us all this amazing beauty! Some people may find my flowers somewhat erotic, but that I suppose is just a small glimpse into the intricate understanding of their meaning . . .it is perhaps time for us to learn a purer form of erotism from them? My love for nature and spiritualism is combined here, to stimulate a reaction to something we easily overlook . . . There is a beautiful saying: " Flowers are Angels, to remind one, what pure beauty is all about..." Zenta Maurina
1996 Colette‘s Lilies Private Collection, South Africa 2006 African Tree Flower,  Private Collection, South Africa
1998 Born for Glory  Acrylic on canvas Breadth 100cm Height 130cm Painted in Australia Private Collection, Germany
1998 Robyn‘s Memories of her Mother Acrylic on canvas Breadth 134cm Height 168cm Painted in Australia  Private Collection, Australia
1998 The Moment Acrylic on canvas Painted in Australia Private Collection, Germany
1998 Heaven‘s Embrace  Acrylic on canvas Breadth 100cm Height 130cm Painted in Australia Private Collection, South Africa.
1998 Soul Siblings Acrylic on canvas Breadth 100cm Height 130cm Painted in Australia Private Collection, South Africa.
2000 Tulip Heart Acrylic on canvas Breadth 50cm Height 60cm Painted in Germany Private Collection, Germany.
2000 Cape Amarillis Acrylic on canvas, Breadth 50cm Height 60cm Painted in Germany Private Collection, Germany.
1999 Iris study Acrylic on board Breadth 90cm Height 100cm Painted in Germany Commissioned & Sold. Private Collection
1998 Pink Tulip for Francoise painted in Australia, Acrylic on Canvas, App. 40 x 60cms Private Collection in France
2002 Morning Tulip Acrylic on Canvas Breadth 60cm Height 60cm Painted in Germany Private Collection, Kaiserstuhl, Germany.
2006 Calas Drops, Acrylic on Canvas, Breadth 60cm Height 60cm Painted in Germany Private Collection, Bayern,  Germany
2006 Open Acrylic on Canvas Breadth 60 Height 60cm Painted in Germany Private Collection Germany
2006 Honesty, Acrylic on Canvas, Breadth 50cm Height 60cm Painted in Germany Private Collection Germany
2006 Honesty  Acrylic on Canvas Breadth 50cm Height 50cm Painted in Germany 500Euros
2006 Regrets Acrylic on Canvas Breadth 50cm Height 60cm Painted in Germany. 700Euros
2002 For Charlotte Acrylic on Canvas Breadth 60 x Height 60cm Painted in Germany Artist's Private Collection
1998 God Geskenk  Acrylic on canvas Breadth:100cm Height: 130cm Painted in Australia, renovated 2017 Private Collection, Germany
1998 Arum Lily Family Acrylic on Canvas  Breadth 95cm Height 120cm Private Collection in Germany 3700Euros
2018 The Soul of an Iris Acrylic on Canvas Breath105,0cm Height 149cm Painted in Germany. 4500Euros
2019 Junko‘s Roses, Oil on board Breadth 88cm Height 126cm Painted in Germany Private Collection Japan
2019 Portrait of a Lily, Oil on board Breadth 88cm Height 126cm Painted in Germany 2500Euros