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Biophilia #1 - Oil on Canvas - 75x75cm

Botanical Collection

Finding joy in the time of COVID-19

Painting three series of abstract botanical paintings is how I got through the hard lockdown in South Africa. After being locked indoors for months, South Africans were finally allowed out to walk again.

Permission to wander coincided with some beautiful winter and then spring blooms in local landscapes and gardens. I discovered so much joy in the colours and freshness of the flowers after being shut away. Painting the colours and shapes of the flowers on the canvas was a way of extending those experiences of joy and taking them home with me.