Hanami, I watch the cherry blossom, transient beauty, fleeting and startling. I hold the memory, cherished. Blossoms on water, pink petals fall lazily in the lake. In the shade of the cherry tree I look at the lake and the startling colour in the sunlight. I feel more fluid, more relaxed and chilled. Here I feel lulled. My inspiration for this beautiful painting is a wonderful arboretum near my home
where you can sit under the shade of a tree on the banks of a lake and let hours slip by. In spring time the blossoms on the trees are breath taking. The painting uses a contrast of expressionist dripped paint and palette knifed flowers with finely painted branches and textured blossoms to create a gloriously soothing artwork. Small flecks of gold leaf glitter and catch light like sun rays on water Hanami is ready to hang.