The week that I painted this, I had a lot going on. I had been sick for a week and a half, and school was starting to get overwhelming. I was pretty stressed out, but I had no choice but to keep going. Despite all of that, I was pretty confident about this painting. I'm not sure what it was, but I wasn't worried about getting it done and the process itself felt very natural to me.
I used gladiolus flowers, which have a meaning of strength or determination. I was thinking about the phrase "keeping your head above water" and having them grow out of this flood; the water being all things happening, both good and bad. This is about having the strength to persevere through struggle.
I'm a traditional and digital artist who specializes in creating colorful, abstract landscapes. My favorite environments are ones that are beautiful, atmospheric, and have a feeling of seclusion. I want to create worlds I can immerse myself in; a sanctuary of peace and wonder.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.