Fading Blooms, Flower painting, Flower, oil painting, Claire Harrison, art, British artist, Sussex, UK

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fading blooms

I have always been an artist, and I painted my very first flower when I was 3 years old.  I was also a very keen gardener at that age too and grew mustard and cress on the windowsill of my parents shed.  Since then, I have never grown out of the wonder of plants appearing in bare earth.   I now live and have my studio in the Sussex countryside where I am constantly inspired by my garden.  I encourage insects by tending a wild area of garden which grows many indigenous plants that have self-seeded from the local landscape. 

It is not just the growing and flowering plants that are beautiful, but the dying ones are too.   I love to observe the shapes created by the dying flowers and I leave the fading blooms of summer in my garden throughout the winter because they are vital nourishment to the insects and small mammals.

I enjoy observing the passing seasons and the changes this has on the landscape, and not just the obvious change of Autumn leaves but the increased insect activity in Spring, the flowers that bloom and die in Summer, the wasp feasting on a rotting apple.  I capture these mini dramas in my artworks and in this series of artwork I am looking at both plants and insects that are at the end of their life but providing vital nourishment and beauty to their ecosystem.

Should you require a different size of artwork, please do not hesitate to contact me on either art@claire-harrison.co.uk or +44 7973 410 111

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