Chrysanthemums

 Efflorescence: The Beauty of Imperfection, is a series of chrysanthemum portraits that explore the cultural ideals surrounding stereotypical beauty with regard to the flower, specifically the chrysanthemum, through examination of the unruly variants of this flower. My purpose in creating this series is to cause the viewer to experience a deeper appreciation for concepts beyond the stereotypical ideals of beauty. 

In order to emphasize the unique qualities of these chrysanthemums I present them in isolation, typically without stem or leaf, on a flat background. These forms speak to the remarkable qualities of life and nature and our ability to recognize and appreciate them. 


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This unique chrysanthemum portrait focuses on the beauty of the irregular form. The graceful and unique structure of this chrysanthemum refuses to comply with the standard definition of beauty.

30” x 40” gallery wrapped canvas

$3300.00

Lustrous Anarchy I   acrylic painting on 8” x 10” gallery wrapped  $250

Lustrous Anarchy I

acrylic painting on 8” x 10” gallery wrapped

$250

Lustrous Anarchy II   acrylic painting on 8” x 10” gallery wrapped   $250

Lustrous Anarchy II

acrylic painting on 8” x 10” gallery wrapped

$250

Lustrous Anarchy III

acrylic painting on 8” x 10” gallery wrapped

$250

Efflorescence I   acrylic painting on 16" x 12” gallery wrapped canvas  $580.00

Efflorescence I

acrylic painting on 16" x 12” gallery wrapped canvas

$580.00

Efflorescence II   acrylic painting on 16" x 12” gallery wrapped canvas   $580.00

Efflorescence II

acrylic painting on 16" x 12” gallery wrapped canvas

$580.00

Efflorescence III   acrylic painting on 16" x 12” gallery wrapped canvas   $580.00

Efflorescence III

acrylic painting on 16" x 12” gallery wrapped canvas

$580.00

Azure   This abstracted chrysanthemum was inspired by the cumulus clouds found in the Texas skies.  acrylic painting on 24" x 30" wrapped canvas  $1900.00

Azure

This abstracted chrysanthemum was inspired by the cumulus clouds found in the Texas skies.

acrylic painting on 24" x 30" wrapped canvas

$1900.00

Go Kelly Go   GoKellyGo is a vibrant combination of a bright green chrysanthemum on a deep purple background. The flower seems to float above the canvas in this mesmerizing piece. (acrylic painting on 48"x48"x1.5" gallery wrapped canvas)  $2300.00

Go Kelly Go

GoKellyGo is a vibrant combination of a bright green chrysanthemum on a deep purple background. The flower seems to float above the canvas in this mesmerizing piece. (acrylic painting on 48"x48"x1.5" gallery wrapped canvas)

$2300.00

Midnight glow   This luminous chrysanthemum, surrounded by a very dark gray, appears to glow as though the flower were lit by the moon on a dark night.  acrylic painting on 18” x 24” (x 1.5”) gallery wrapped canvas  $1200.00

Midnight glow

This luminous chrysanthemum, surrounded by a very dark gray, appears to glow as though the flower were lit by the moon on a dark night.

acrylic painting on 18” x 24” (x 1.5”) gallery wrapped canvas

$1200.00

California Dream III   Reminiscent of sunshine, surfboards and muscle cars this chrysanthemum shines.  acrylic painting on 20”x20”(x 1 5/8”) gallery wrapped canvas  $1100.00

California Dream III

Reminiscent of sunshine, surfboards and muscle cars this chrysanthemum shines.

acrylic painting on 20”x20”(x 1 5/8”) gallery wrapped canvas

$1100.00

California Dream II   Reminiscent of sunshine, surfboards and muscle cars this chrysanthemum shines.  acrylic painting on 20”x20”(x 1 5/8”) gallery wrapped canvas  $1100.00

California Dream II

Reminiscent of sunshine, surfboards and muscle cars this chrysanthemum shines.

acrylic painting on 20”x20”(x 1 5/8”) gallery wrapped canvas

$1100.00

California Dream I   Reminiscent of sunshine, surfboards and muscle cars this chrysanthemum shines.  acrylic painting on 20”x20”(x 1 5/8”) gallery wrapped canvas  $1100.00

California Dream I

Reminiscent of sunshine, surfboards and muscle cars this chrysanthemum shines.

acrylic painting on 20”x20”(x 1 5/8”) gallery wrapped canvas

$1100.00

Octoradiata; Sea Anemone Series   This chrysanthemum series is named for its effect- the luminous flowers seem to echo the sea anemone glowing in the dark waters of the sea. This mum is named after the species Gyractis octoradiata, which is found in waters around Southwest Atlantic and Southeast Pacific (Chile, Argentina, Falkland Islands). The Gyractis octoradiata is bright red color and thus seemed the perfect match for this red spider mum.  Acrylic painting on 24”x24”(x1 1/2”) gallery wrapped canvas  SOLD

Octoradiata; Sea Anemone Series

This chrysanthemum series is named for its effect- the luminous flowers seem to echo the sea anemone glowing in the dark waters of the sea. This mum is named after the species Gyractis octoradiata, which is found in waters around Southwest Atlantic and Southeast Pacific (Chile, Argentina, Falkland Islands). The Gyractis octoradiata is bright red color and thus seemed the perfect match for this red spider mum.

Acrylic painting on 24”x24”(x1 1/2”) gallery wrapped canvas

SOLD

Achates; Sea Anemone Series   This chrysanthemum series is named for its effect- the luminous flowers seem to echo the sea anemone glowing in the dark waters of the sea. This mum is named after the species Antholoba achates, which is found in the South East Pacific and around the Atlantic coasts of South America. The Antholoba achates is known for its numerous, dense, short tentacles, much like this yellow spider mum’s petals.  acrylic painting on 24" x 24" (x1.5") gallery wrapped canvas  $600.00

Achates; Sea Anemone Series

This chrysanthemum series is named for its effect- the luminous flowers seem to echo the sea anemone glowing in the dark waters of the sea. This mum is named after the species Antholoba achates, which is found in the South East Pacific and around the Atlantic coasts of South America. The Antholoba achates is known for its numerous, dense, short tentacles, much like this yellow spider mum’s petals.

acrylic painting on 24" x 24" (x1.5") gallery wrapped canvas

$600.00

Viridis; Sea Anemone Series   This chrysanthemum series is named for its effect- the luminous flowers seem to echo the sea anemone glowing in the dark waters of the sea. This mum is named after the species Corynactis viridis, which is found in the Mediterranean Sea and around west Europe. Although the Corynactis viridis comes in variable colors the pink reminds me of this chrysanthemum.  acrylic painting on 24”x24”(x1 1/2”) gallery wrapped canvas  SOLD

Viridis; Sea Anemone Series

This chrysanthemum series is named for its effect- the luminous flowers seem to echo the sea anemone glowing in the dark waters of the sea. This mum is named after the species Corynactis viridis, which is found in the Mediterranean Sea and around west Europe. Although the Corynactis viridis comes in variable colors the pink reminds me of this chrysanthemum.

acrylic painting on 24”x24”(x1 1/2”) gallery wrapped canvas

SOLD

Caramelo chrysanthemum (1)   The Caramelo Chrysanthemum series, was created with a restricted ‘old masters’ palette. Due to the chosen palette these mums are calm and soothing. The payne’s gray circle behind the flower emphasizes the beauty of the chrysanthemum and the flower’s petals capture the viewer layer by layer. (acrylic painting on 24"x24"x1.5" gallery wrapped canvas)  $1500.00

Caramelo chrysanthemum (1)

The Caramelo Chrysanthemum series, was created with a restricted ‘old masters’ palette. Due to the chosen palette these mums are calm and soothing. The payne’s gray circle behind the flower emphasizes the beauty of the chrysanthemum and the flower’s petals capture the viewer layer by layer. (acrylic painting on 24"x24"x1.5" gallery wrapped canvas)

$1500.00

Caramelo chrysanthemum (2)   The Caramelo Chrysanthemum series, was created with a restricted ‘old masters’ palette. Due to the chosen palette these mums are calm and soothing. The payne’s gray circle behind the flower emphasizes the beauty of the chrysanthemum and the flower’s petals capture the viewer layer by layer. (acrylic painting on 24"x24"x1.5" gallery wrapped canvas)  $1500.00

Caramelo chrysanthemum (2)

The Caramelo Chrysanthemum series, was created with a restricted ‘old masters’ palette. Due to the chosen palette these mums are calm and soothing. The payne’s gray circle behind the flower emphasizes the beauty of the chrysanthemum and the flower’s petals capture the viewer layer by layer. (acrylic painting on 24"x24"x1.5" gallery wrapped canvas)

$1500.00

Caramelo chrysanthemum (3)   The Caramelo Chrysanthemum series, was created with a restricted ‘old masters’ palette. Due to the chosen palette these mums are calm and soothing. The payne’s gray circle behind the flower emphasizes the beauty of the chrysanthemum and the flower’s petals capture the viewer layer by layer. (acrylic painting on 24"x24"x1.5" gallery wrapped canvas)  $1500.00

Caramelo chrysanthemum (3)

The Caramelo Chrysanthemum series, was created with a restricted ‘old masters’ palette. Due to the chosen palette these mums are calm and soothing. The payne’s gray circle behind the flower emphasizes the beauty of the chrysanthemum and the flower’s petals capture the viewer layer by layer. (acrylic painting on 24"x24"x1.5" gallery wrapped canvas)

$1500.00

Caramelo chrysanthemum (4)   The Caramelo Chrysanthemum series, was created with a restricted ‘old masters’ palette. Due to the chosen palette these mums are calm and soothing. The payne’s gray circle behind the flower emphasizes the beauty of the chrysanthemum and the flower’s petals capture the viewer layer by layer. (acrylic painting on 24"x24"x1.5" gallery wrapped canvas)  $1500.00

Caramelo chrysanthemum (4)

The Caramelo Chrysanthemum series, was created with a restricted ‘old masters’ palette. Due to the chosen palette these mums are calm and soothing. The payne’s gray circle behind the flower emphasizes the beauty of the chrysanthemum and the flower’s petals capture the viewer layer by layer. (acrylic painting on 24"x24"x1.5" gallery wrapped canvas)

$1500.00

Orange Cupcake   Love this pairing of bright, fun colors; orange and pink. The Pink Chrysanthemum and Orange Chrysanthemum paintings complement each other perfectly in form and position. A delicious duo. (acrylic painting on 12"x12"x1.5" gallery wrapped canvas)  (Pink Chrysanthemum and Orange Chrysanthemum paintings sold separately).  SOLD

Orange Cupcake

Love this pairing of bright, fun colors; orange and pink. The Pink Chrysanthemum and Orange Chrysanthemum paintings complement each other perfectly in form and position. A delicious duo. (acrylic painting on 12"x12"x1.5" gallery wrapped canvas)

(Pink Chrysanthemum and Orange Chrysanthemum paintings sold separately).

SOLD

Pink Cupcake   Love this pairing of bright, fun colors; orange and pink. The Pink Chrysanthemum and Orange Chrysanthemum paintings complement each other perfectly in form and position. A delicious duo. (acrylic painting on 12"x12"x1.5" wrapped canvas)  (Pink Chrysanthemum and Orange Chrysanthemum paintings sold separately).  SOLD

Pink Cupcake

Love this pairing of bright, fun colors; orange and pink. The Pink Chrysanthemum and Orange Chrysanthemum paintings complement each other perfectly in form and position. A delicious duo. (acrylic painting on 12"x12"x1.5" wrapped canvas)

(Pink Chrysanthemum and Orange Chrysanthemum paintings sold separately).

SOLD

ArrestMeRed (1)   The iconic placement of this chrysanthemum within concentric circles amplifies the impact of this bright red flower. Additionally the complement pairing of red and green makes this chrysanthemum pop off the canvas. Enjoy the impact of ArrestMeRed (1). (8"x8"x1.5" wrapped canvas)  SOLD

ArrestMeRed (1)

The iconic placement of this chrysanthemum within concentric circles amplifies the impact of this bright red flower. Additionally the complement pairing of red and green makes this chrysanthemum pop off the canvas. Enjoy the impact of ArrestMeRed (1). (8"x8"x1.5" wrapped canvas)

SOLD

Brazen   A vibrant chrysanthemum reaching out in a lovely red, surrounded by a calming gray. See the partner painting- Shameless.  acrylic painting on 18” x 24” x 1.5” gallery wrapped canvas  $1200.00

Brazen

A vibrant chrysanthemum reaching out in a lovely red, surrounded by a calming gray. See the partner painting- Shameless.

acrylic painting on 18” x 24” x 1.5” gallery wrapped canvas

$1200.00