The Divine Bloom
An everlasting dose of spring with four sides
Flowers bursting from a vase or in a bunch handed off to someone special—they just sing with joy. Even a paint-by-number bouquet can lend just the right amount of fun to a gallery wall. Why? Maybe it’s because they perpetually project the promise of spring, new beginnings or the possibility of a blue-sky day. Or perhaps they’re just an elegant reminder of Mother Nature’s masterful design sense. No matter. I have yet to hang, sell or purchase a floral painting that didn’t bring sunshine with it.
Denver artist John Woods is a master of realism. His paintings often merge flowers with vintage vessels and an unexpected twist like the screw at the bottom of the painting. “Kitchen Tulips,” 30″ x 24″, $6,000; johnwoodsstudio.com
“Fading Aristocrat,” 30″ x 30″, $2,500. Annie Decamp is a Denver-based artist whose works in oil and encaustic include a variety of subjects from Native Americans to Betty White with a Bear, anniedecampart.com
Ruthie Werner is a Louisville-based creative who works in a variety of mediums and styles from abstracts to Aspens. This 4’ x 4’ “White on White” bouquet is $2,000; katefindsart.com
Color is the driver of Boulder-based artist Sarah Kinn. She paints room-brightening abstracts as well as the occasional floral. This 30″ X 40″ work sells for $1,200; sarahkinn.com
Boulder-based Cindi Yaklich elevates the still life whether she’s focusing on simple pink carnations like the ones here ($800, 13″ X 11″) or a bowl of eggs, vivifineart.com