I would like to invite you to a special launch of my new book, “The Love of Flowers.” Sunbury Shores Art and Nature Centre have opened their gallery for this special presentation and book signing.
There will also be a 15 minute presentation on “THE ART OF DEALING WITH LIFE THROUGH CREATIVITY” Beauty and the Beast
This is also a chance to see some fabulous paintings of flowers from the private collection of Sunbury Shores and view many surprise paintings from homes around St. Andrews and St. Stephen. Some very unique examples of flowers from friends and neighbours. Always fun to see what graces the walls of some of the unique homes in town.
I am extremely proud of this book and the artists represented on the 450 full colour pages. There are over 1900 paintings and images and 50 stories represented in this hard cover book. After the death of my mother I decided to do a floral tribute in our spring edition and asked floral artists from all over Canada and the US to send in images of their paintings. Because of the great response an idea to incorporate all of this into a book was formed and here we are. Artists who paint flowers and capture the beauty and time of a fleeting moment are truly special but very often ignored in the artistic world. This book showcases both the range of talent and diversity of ideas out there. Each artist has a unique reason they paint flowers and our floral landscape and the book is a journey of the world around us that we sometimes miss. Come travel down a road that smells delightful, is filled with colours and transfixes the heart and soul with both love and laughter.
“We plan to show some of our permanent collection paintings of flowers for Debra Ushers’ book-launch of “The Love of Flowers” but we would love to show as much floral art that buoys us in one way or another as possible! So, if anyone has a painting of flowers of personal significance that you would like to show (and possibly share the story of), please contact Sharon McGladdery (529-3747 or email@example.com) before February 6th.”