soul and purpose

"Through my paintings I hope to communicate a personal enthusiasm and respect for the natural world, thus encourage in others an active stewardship of same." -- JEANNE ILLENYE

paperwhite narcissus in jar blue sky sunshine windowsill contemporary realism floral oil painting

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5x5 inches / oil on panel
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What could be more refreshing than a jar of Paperwhite Narcissi set upon a sun drenched windowsill with a snowy scene beyond? The Narcissus is particularly dear to my heart as it is my December birth flower...and exudes a fragrance which is utterly irresistible. Nature clothed her in the purest white which echoes Winter’s clean landscape. Thus, the popularity of early forced Paperwhites has become synonymous with the new year and fresh beginnings.
 

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Casual Elegance - Capturing Nature's Transient Beauty - COMMISSIONS WELCOME

After dabbling in a vast array of subjects, I've finally decided to focus my new still life oil paintings predominantly on flowers which are my absolute favorite along with everything that can accompany them such as crystal, lace, glass jars, silverware, teapots and teacups contrasting with rustic, textural elements of painted wood, moss and nests. In other words, all my favorite things of beauty. As I state on my website homepage, "It's all about beauty in nature and antiques."

I was published in Visual Language Magazine

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