Red Helichrysum, Everlastings and Leucadendron

Title: Red Helichrysum, Everlastings and Leucadendron (Response series)
Size: 800x800mm
Medium: Oil on stretched canvas
Year: 2022

I love to focus on the less showy plants in the fybos biome. The plants with smaller and more subtle flowers like the Helichrysums, Everlastings and Leucadendrons.

The strange shapes and colours inspired me to create something different…

This work is part of my “Response series”.

“Response” is a series of oil paintings created from a place of abundance and deep gratitude.  The lyrics of the song “Gratitude”, by Brandon Lake, resonate with me: “I’ve got one response, I’ve got just one move…”. 

I have but one response to abundance and goodness – and that is a thankful life.
Every brush stroke comes from within and is intuitively applied to the canvas as an act of thankfulness. Each artwork an anthem of praise. I find pleasure in expressing my gratitude in this way.  

As the fynbos in creation brings praise to its Creator by being what it is: plants that grow, flower, and flourish in all conditions – so I will bring praise by being who I am created to be: an artist. 

My art is my gratitude.