Holiday Special! Custom Floral Painting

Holiday Special! Custom Floral Painting

from 200.00

This listing is for the holiday floral special. I have time for a limited number of custom floral pieces in the spirit of the photos you see here. When you purchase this listing, you will then receive an email from me in which we will discuss the specifics of your custom piece.

December 1st shipping is currently SOLD OUT. Any orders placed will be shipped on December 17.

Custom orders in the spirit of the "wild" florals. These are quite intuitive, so I encourage you to be open to the chaos unfolding!

From my artist statement for the collection:

I painted florals this spring for two reasons. First, they are inseparable from my memory of my grandmother. The anniversary of her death is coming up on May 31. She was a tremendous influence on me (notably she taught me how to paint and instilled me with an interest in creating). Grandma had a green thumb for gardening, and a lot of my childhood memories are decorated with these wild flora in her overgrown yard. Hydrangea, wisteria, roses, grapes, just to name a few. I can't keep a plant alive unless it's a resilient cactus - but I hope to keep my grandmother's memory alive in the floral paintings. In them, I have my own garden. 

The second reason why I chose to paint florals is because they were the perfect symbol for mental illness. My work always discusses what it's like to live with mental illness, but for this collection I wanted to focus on a particular topic. I have always struggled with the "wildness" of my illness. I have felt like a wild animal lived inside of me that would behave unpredictably and dangerously. But I think that wild animal is sometimes acting out of fear and caution, and one of the best things I've done to manage my illness is to approach the wild animal with gentle acceptance. Let it know that I don't want to kill it, and I don't want to cage it. I just want to make it feel safe and loved. It has a home in me. From this, comes my abundance in creativity, growing wild like a garden that is more beautiful than I imagined when I was in my darkest days.

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Acrylic on stretched cotton canvas. Painting comes varnished to protect from UV damage and water, and ready to hang!

Painting ships December 17 at the latest. If you need your painting sooner for a special gift-giving occasion, please inform me immediately so that I can rush your order! This offering is not guaranteed and completely depends on my workload when you inquire.

This painting is shipped via USPS Priority Mail, and costs $40 to ship. I will invoice you (domestic in the USA) for $40 shipping charges to cover this fee if you do not select that option at checkout. I do ship Internationally, so if you are not in the USA please choose the International Flat Rate for Paintings at checkout, and I will invoice you with an estimate for shipping cost once I know your address. I ship the painting still attached to its wooden frame (this requires extra shipping material to ensure that your painting does not suffer damage during shipment), and postage cost varies depending on how far away you live from me. Usually this cost of shipping materials and postage is around $80-100 total, but I like to split this 50/50 with you!