Susan Avishai

FLORALS

These new floral paintings are a description of the chaos and complexity of nature from which it is only sometimes possible to find order. But beauty or meaning does not always require order to be truthful, and truth does not require exactitude in rendering. I prefer the wild tangle and interconnectedness of life as my subject over the isolation of the single bloom from its visual context.

The scenes I choose to paint are the ones that leave me awestruck, whether by colour, light, shape, or a floral delicacy or hardiness which could never be man-made. The work attempts to convey empathy and gratitude. They are, ironically, my response to a recent move into downtown Toronto with its sirens, condo cranes, jackhammers, and potted gardens.

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oil stick and oil pastel on canvas [SOLD]
  
oil stick, pastel, and collage on canvas  [SOLD]
  
oil stick, oil pastel, and collage on canvas[available]
     
  
oil stick, pastel, and collage on canvas[available]
  
oil stick, pastel on canvas [SOLD]
  
oil stick and collage on canvas [SOLD]
     
  
oil stick on canvas  [SOLD]
  
oil stick on canvas[SOLD]
  
oil stick on canvas [SOLD]
     
  
oil stick on canvas[SOLD]
  
oil stick on canvas [SOLD]
  
oil stick on canvas[SOLD]
     
  
oil stick on canvas [SOLD]
  
oil stick on canvas [SOLD]
  
oil stick, pastel on canvas [SOLD]
     
  
oil stick on canvas [SOLD]
  
oil stick on canvas[available]
  
oil stick on canvas[SOLD]
     
  
oil stick on canvas [SOLD]
  
oil stick on canvas
  
oil stick on canvas [SOLD]
     
  
oil stick on canvas [available]
  
oil stick and collage on canvas [SOLD]
  
oil stick and collage on canvas [SOLD]
     
  
oil stick and collage on canvas[available]
  
oil stick and collage on canvas [SOLD]
  
oil stick, pastel, and collage on canvas [SOLD]
     
  
oil stick and oil pastel on canvas [SOLD]
  
oil paint, oil stick and oil pastel on canvas[available]
  
oil stick, pastel, and collage on canvas [SOLD]
     
  
oil stick and oil pastel on canvas [SOLD]