Inspired by Ikebana the Japanese art of arranging blossoms, branches, leaves and stems to bring out their inner qualities and express emotion. It began with Sakura - cherry blossoms: delicate and ephemeral flowers, deeply imbued with symbolism and meaning, representing fragility, resilience, beauty and the preciousness of life. Such attributes sit easily with the principles of wabi sabi.
Then native Irish trees, especially those that blossom or display catkins on bare branches like hazel and willow. The elegance of Japanese pottery meets the Irish landscape... to create an East West fusion in a subtle and charming way.
Details for all paintings in this collection
Mixed Media - Beeswax, pigments, gold
Dimensions 30 x 30cm
If there is another composition you would like I am happy to take a commission. Here are some Blossom Berry Branches to suggest ideas. I am always delighted to paint something different for you. A selection of these are available as prints and cards too. Take a look here
If there is a blossom, tree or colour combination which appeals I will be happy to paint it for you.