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A collection of original watercolor botanical paintings, all created during quarantine in New York City. This work is dear to my heart and straight from the soul. Inspired by my favorite place in all of Manhattan, Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park.
Each piece was created with professional grade watercolors on 100% cotton, cold press paper and measures 5″ wide by 7″ tall. The vibrancy of the colors is wonderful to behold in person. It makes me so happy to be able to share the beauty of the original paintings with you.
At the height of the pandemic in New York City, fear and sorrow hung heavy. We shuttered ourselves inside our one bedroom apartment, anxious and uncertain. I thought often of Heather Garden, still out there, busily preparing for spring. The crocus bravely poking through the soil and cherry blossom buds getting ready to burst into full bloom.
It was comforting to know that no matter what was afflicting us humans, the rest of nature continued onward, as planned, and on schedule despite our being able to see it. Into the Garden came from a desire to escape the indoors and ride out the storm in my safe space, my healing place. Each of these paintings is a love letter to the garden that I so desperately wanted to visit during that time.
My wish for this body of work is to share the joyful heart of my favorite garden and fill your space with a sense of renewal and hope for better times ahead. By bringing the beauty and color of the outdoors inside, we make room for tranquility; a moment to breathe deeply and feel restored.
In support of this beautiful public park garden which is struggling to maintain funding during these uncertain times, 10% of the proceeds from this collection will be donated to Fort Tryon Park Trust.