When I was younger, I always had my Pentax camera (with zoom lens) around my neck. I took many many pictures of just about everything. What caught my eye was the pattern of Fritillaria, the chocolate lily. Delicate flowers, a simple two flower vase arrangement, were magic to me. Soft and slightly out of focus.
Even when I was commercial fishing, I managed to grow things on the outside deck of the boat….I have always liked to get my hands in the dirt….so over the years growing house plants and gardening in my community garden have kept me happy.
For 10 years I was a florist! I loved auction day, when the shop would be filled with buckets of fresh cut flowers. Freesias, tulips, peonies, stocks, lilies, etc….hand held bouquets is what I liked to create best.
Nature amazes me. Flowers are like natural sculptures. I guess that is one of the reasons I like to capture them in Watercolour.
Artist Susan Pearson lives and paints in Vancouver, BC, teaches watercolour at VanDusen Botanical Garden, and recently illustrated a children’s book titled “Anna May’s Cloak” published by Simply Read Books.