Getting through the winter with floral art therapy.

I live in Minnesota and we have a reputation for being the land of ice and snow. And yes, the winters get long around here. I love winter but come March I’m very ready for spring. This is when being an artist has its perks because in my work I can make it whatever season I want, even when the view on my canvas does not at all match the view from my window. Here’s a look at some of the ways I’ve been surviving this winter through some art therapy. 

Painting “play” in my sketchbook with some new Kuretake watercolors. 

Painting “play” in my sketchbook with some new Kuretake watercolors. 

A new collection, Bird Song, with some of my favorite colors. 

A new collection, Bird Song, with some of my favorite colors. 

I’m an avid gardener and I grow a lot of flowers in my yard. I’m also lucky enough to live near the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and I make frequent trips there for inspiration.

I’m an avid gardener and I grow a lot of flowers in my yard. I’m also lucky enough to live near the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and I make frequent trips there for inspiration.

Another floral collection, this time in watercolor. Flowers are, hands down, my favorite thing to paint. 

Another floral collection, this time in watercolor. Flowers are, hands down, my favorite thing to paint. 

Another floral collection, this time it was created digitally.  

Another floral collection, this time it was created digitally.  

 

I’m sure I’ll be painting and drawing a lot more flowers in the months to come, it’s only January after all! P.S. All the above collections are available for licensing/purchase if you’re an art director in need of some florals! Get in touch!

Greetings from Minnesota! 

Greetings from Minnesota!