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Essence of Spring I & II

Essence of Spring I & II

By Wendi Weller


Original artworks

Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas


Image size:  H: 100cm x W: 100cm

Framed size: H; 104cm x W: 104cm

£895 each


This pair of 2024 paintings presents a rich and tropical interpretation of the spring blooms of Wendi's garden, visible from her studio.


The style is typical of her semi-abstract work being shown exclusively in this gallery this year and which finds her experimenting with degrees of loose brushwork, layering of colours and various colour backdrops, from light to dark.


The flat, vivid shapes of the vibrant petals are interlaced with curving stems in a painting that has been built up in thick layers of colour. The effect is of a dense canopy of vibrant leaves, petals and buds  on a white background. Thanks to the red-maroon palette of colours she has cleverly melded together, the visuals above show how these paintings work equally well on a plain white backdrop or on pink, with red or even with mulberry.


Wendi says: "I've created a dance of colours on canvas, as delicate petals unfurl in a symphony of paint. This pair is intended to capture the essence of spring, with vibrant blooms intertwining amidst swirling, abstract patterns, evoking a sense of renewal and the reawakening of nature."

This pair would look marvellous in a room setting together - side by side or on facing walls - or could hang individually. 


    Warwickshire artist, Wendi, is passionate about colour and this translates into large, semi-abstract, bold floral paintings as well as still life work.


    Working in acrylic, oil and mixed media - either on canvas, paper or board - she aims to create fresh, bright, fluid lines. She uses mark-making and texture to convey the shapes and vibrancy of flowers and vegetation in her own garden, working from her eco studio which backs onto countryside.


    What starts out as a vision, soon evolves into an abstract concept of the shape and contours relating to the colour and form.


    “I begin my paintings with washes of colour, then build up layers, always retaining some of the sweeping background brush marks and colours in the finished painting.


    “These paintings are inspired by my garden and some are named after strong Shakespearean women - independent and intelligent characters who are capable of overcoming obstacles and challenges in their lives. I feel my plants face similar challenges, with the threat of global warming and seasonal hurdles of their own.”

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