Field of flowers Yarra Glen 1

Abstract painting - Field of flowers Yarra Glen 1
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This painting is one about the beauty of flowers but also about life.

  • The first abstract painting where the goal was to make the exquisite beauty of paint the subject as much as the actual subject.
  • This painting was entered into the Wynne Prize and ignored.
  • A very large abstract work. To see in person is to see it’s intense complexity of form and color, and hence its beauty.


Dimensions: 63x122cm.
Painted: 2017.
Materials: Acrylic on MDF board.

It is sold framed behind glass.
Availability: For sale $2500.

The story behind Field of flowers Yarra Glen 1

When spring arrived in 2017, I felt an overwhelming and intense need to go out and paint the most beautiful thing I could. I had been suffering from severe depression due to the recent suicide of my brother, and then soon after the tragic death of a very close friend. Making a beautiful, abstract work of art would lift my spirits.

It took a little bit of a trek, but eventually, I arrived at a spot where I would find the most incredible view. It was atop a modest hill and looked down across the Yarra Valley. There were numerous different flowers in full bloom, and the sun shone down from a blue sky.

The painting took most of an afternoon, and I managed to capture the incredible visual beauty of the field of colorful flowers that lay before me. There was all manner of colors in the flowers – from yellow, orange, red, purple, mauve, and even pale blue – this was all set off against a field of the greenest of green grass.

Once I had finished this painting, I packed up my things and returned home. There were tears in my eyes – I knew Luke and Rebecca would never get to experience this magnificent beauty I had witnessed. I will also never be able to show them this abstract expressionist work of art either. But I can try and share with the world the sheer majestic beauty of a field of flowers.

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