Renee's Iris

Renee’s Iris

Oil on Canvas

Size: 30 x 40


I got a call while in my studio telling me a friend was diagnosed with cancer. I was stunned and stopped what I was doing and decided to go for a walk to try to think of anything I could possibly do to help and to focus all my positive thoughts and my hope and love for her, then I spotted this beautiful iris. I immediately knew what to do and returned to the studio, set aside the other work and painted this one for her. There is something about how the petals form a tiny fairy’s house and to me, that just feels like protection. The original now resides in her home.