The Garden Party

What’s in a painting?
Each viewer reads a different story into an image and comes to see more as they live with the painting.
It wasn’t until I finished “The Garden Party” that I saw something that made me smile.

Garden Party
The Garden Party © Flora Doehler, 2018 Acrylic on Canvas 20″ x 16″ 650

Both my mother and her mother, “Flora Mary Riach Brown”, loved flowers as I do. This suggests to me that many of the ancestors did – it’s got to be in the DNA.
When I looked at this painting, the Gladiolas seemed to have the shape of women, disappearing into the distance. And when the wind moves the flowers, it’s easy to imagine a loved one near, yet far away.

Flower Garden

On display at Sissiboo Coffee Bar and Gallery. Bear River Sept 1 – Oct 14; Annapolis Royal Oct 17 – Nov 30, 2018. Opening and meet the Artist, Sept 9, 2 – 4pm.


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