I love Amaryllis and I have a small collection of these beautiful indoor plants which flower in early Spring
Jewel is my absolute favourite. It is quite compact and produces both double and single flowers. These are a group of three in a single pot which emphasises the variation in their individual flowers. THe loose orange background wash is pure fantasy on my part. I just thought it would look good.
Diana is a member of the Royal Horticulture Society. A keen organic gardener she opens her garden for the annual Penarth Garden Trail in aid of the Children's Society. She also opened er garden for the National Gardens Yellow Book Scheme for five years.
The garden also a source of inspiration for many of her paintings.
There's a certain magic in looking up to bright yellow sunflowers set against a blue Summer sky. Technically it's colour wheel contrast but emotionally it's joyous.
FIeld Poppies and Dandelion Clocks
Poppies growing in cornfield are a nostalgic image of hot Sommer days and dandelion clocks make a fragile, airy contrast.
Oil on board