Plants and flowers... are not just beautiful heralds of the changing seasons of the South. Flowers are also evocative symbols that can catapult us to a different space and time.

Many professional artists subscribe to theory, "whatever you do, don't paint flowers." They're cliché, overworked and over done. The list of why-nots could fill a page and yet secretly or not so secretly, a majority of artists worldwide use plants and flowers as subject matter. And suitable or not, we paint, sculpt and draw them with expressionistic flourish, in silhouetted form, as a color theorist or with the precision of a brain surgeon.

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