Botanical Series: The Garden Of Spirits
Along with my love for the Canary Islands, my relationship with Nature is another constant source of inspiration and learning for me. I have been a devoted herbalist, gardener and wildharvester for over two decades - herbs are also the backbone of Curanderismo, my spiritual tradition, so there isn't a day in my life where herbs are not present in one form of another.
Oil on canvas over board, 12 x 15 cms (4,7 x 6 inches).
A picture taken in my own garden, showcasing the lovely flowers of the Fuchsia, a winter flower for us. Due to the SubSaharan weather we have, the plant goes dormant as soon as temperatures rise - I had to capture its brief beauty in a painting.
Watercolour on 150 lbs. paper, 11 x 11 inches.
The Sow Thistle is a giant, endemic cousin of the Dandelion, with flowers that can reach six feet high - this one was photographed during a wildharvesting trip to the mountain of Saint Roch. The flowers were glistening in the early morning light, and the Fennel, Wormwood and grasses in the background created a lovely tapestry to showcase the vibrant yellow of the flowers.
Roses are my favourite flowers, and my favourite scent - since our weather does not allow us to grow them, I paint them again and again.