"Fragrant Lilac" an Original Watercolor Painting
"Fragrant Lilac" is a study in delicate pale purple buds preparing to burst. Lilac season in the garden is one of my favorites, a sweet aroma fills the air for a brief moment in mid May and while it lasts, I visit as often as I can to get just *one more* full breath of fragrance before the flowers disappear.
This lilac sprig in various stages of bloom will add fresh beauty and soft color to your space.
An original watercolor on cotton paper, this painting is part of Into the Garden, a collection of botanical artwork inspired by my favorite place in all of Manhattan, Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park.
About the Collection
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 space which is struggling to maintain funding during these uncertain times, 10% of the proceeds from this painting will be donated to Fort Tryon Park Trust.