Artist Inspiration : Marney Ward

Ahhh, an artist after my own heart. Canadian artist Marney Ward loves flowers, as do I. She loves to paint them, I love to edit my photos of flowers to make them look painterly or artistic. I wish I had a tenth of Marney’s talent with a paintbrush and watercolours.

Here’s Marney’s website.

Marney describes her love for painting flowers, on her site.

I have always felt a deep spiritual connection with flowers. In my work, I seek to reveal not only the essence of the flowers I paint, but also my own spiritual interconnectedness with the natural world. For me, watercolour is the perfect medium, with its spontaneous flowing qualities and its clear, transparent colour. With watercolour, the light comes from within the painting, transformed by layers of pigment the way a flower transforms the light of the sun with layers of petals. I strive to infuse every painting with the tangible presence of light.

You can see more of Marney’s beautiful, photo-realistic flower watercolour paintings on her website. Here are some of my favourites, that I found on Google Images:

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Marney is an esteemed member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA). You can read her artist bio and list of accolades and exhibitions on their website here.

And she’s also on Facebook here.

Now excuse me while I go wipe the drool off my face…😄.

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