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Poppies are among the most delicate and fragile-appearing blooms represented here. In fact, the Latin name for poppy is Papaver, which is related to the Latin root for "paper," a good description of the poppy's petals. Kathy has painted her poppies with crisp lines, like wrinkled paper. Calla Lilies are not true lilies, and are sometimes referred to simply as "calla," or by the Latin name, Zantedeschia. Kathy loves to paint these flowers because of the contrast between the white petals and the dark green leaves, which allows her to capture the subtle variations of white in her paintings.
Orchids have a history of being appreciated for their rarity, and their mysterious, almost alien, beauty. Many of these blooms seem like they are one-of-a-kind, and Kathy's paintings of them have indeed captured the unique personality of each flower! Water Lilies, or Nymphaea, are not true lilies, though they are often referred to as such. They have lovely and variously-colored blooms, and their leaves float on the water and create "lily-pads." Kathy enjoys painting these flowers in the changing light and shadow interplay of the water.
Irises are one of Kathy's favorite flowers, perhaps due to their amazing diversity of appearance, and rainbow hues. On this page, you will find irises of every color! Kathy likes to spend time in the desert, and this collection of her paintings of Desert Blooms showcases the Datura, her favorite desert flower. Lilies come in a breathtaking variety of shapes and colors, and many are almost as exotic-looking as orchids. Kathy loves to paint all kinds of lilies! Kathy feels really lucky to live in the Redwood Forest, and she enjoys painting these ancient giants, in all their majesty. She also likes to paint the wild flowers that grow at the feet of the huge trees, and these are represented here as well.
Kathy's Garden has many kinds of flowers and vegetables growing in it, and they are among her favorite subjects to paint!
The Butchart Gardens, established in 1904 on a worked-out quarry site in Victoria, BC, by Jennie Butchart, consists of 55 acres of wonderful floral display, offering spectacular views of meticulously laid-out beds of flowers that change with the seasons. Most views of the Gardens showcase the wide vistas of flower beds, but Kathy chose to focus on the individual blooms there.
The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, founded in 1961 in Fort Bragg, on the Mendocino Coast, was the inspiration for many of Kathy's paintings. She considers herself lucky to have this rare jewel nearby! The San Francisco Botanical Garden, at Strybing Arboreum, was founded with WPA funds in 1937. It is a horticultural extravaganza, with more than 600 plant species represented, located in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. The much smaller Rose Garden, also in Golden Gate Park, is showcased here as well.