flower paintings, flora inspired original art
Nature inspired original
impressionist, semi-abstract and abstract paintings
flowers, decorative plants, wild reeds and grasses, floral colours, patterns and textures
fine online and artist studio gallery of contemporary floral artworks for sale in Sydney
Northern Beaches Australia
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"Abstract art should be enjoyed
just as music is enjoyed –
after a while you may like it or you may not." -- Jackson Pollock
The wild exuberance and vitality of flowering plants, grasses
and reeds are on display
These contemporary artworks
are confident, eye-catching and unashamedly optimistic; full of Nature's
life-giving energy and cheerfulness.
Botanical accuracy is underplayed so as to show the essence of "flowerness":
the celebration of delicate beauty and lovely colours.
Being a contemporary artist with a very broad range of subject matter and 'styles',
sometimes I wonder if this is a wise approach. Would it be better to
restrict myself to a safe comfort zone, where I could produce endless variations
of my commercially successful ones, for example?
Many artists just stick to a certain "look" and do endless variations
on the same theme. A good example is the talented John Coburn; nearly all
his paintings have a relatively uniform background with a number of carefully
arranged pleasant shapes, usually oval circles, diamonds, curvaceous
forms and such. Beautiful colours, subtle refinements. No drama and
no surprise but reliable good taste, lovely arrangement and immaculate
execution. In his exhibitions you see consistency and uniformity.
Galleries and art collectors just love this reliability and predictability.
On the other hand, many artists go on a
merry-go-round of exploration and experimentation. They try different ways
of seeing things, their imagination is not restricted to a single approach but
get carried away with the process of discovering something never done before.
Like Picasso did most of his life; dabbling in many different media and changing
"styles" frequently and fervently. Being carried away with the passion of
the pursuit. His enormous talent and eventual acceptance by the public saved him
from being called a scatter-brain or worst.
So what is an artist without the reputation of
a Coburn or Picasso to do? Play safe and do "consistent"? Or just
carry on and get carried away with the passion of the chase, irrespective of how
many completely different directions it leads to?
As for me, the only way to go is by being carried away with the passion of
discovery, "safe" is definitely not for me!
Ernie Gerzabek Artist Gallery
© Ernie Gerzabek 2000-2016
Original flower paintings, flora
inspired art, stylised depiction of flowers, plants, reeds, grasses.
Featuring floral patterns and textures,
impressionist, semi-abstract and flora inspired images. All paintings are
offered for sale online and from my brick and mortar studio gallery located
on the Northern Beaches area of Sydney. All artworks are
contemporary, affordable and collectable.