Flora of the Mediterranean
These images of flowers are, for the most part, wildflowers that the artist lovingly drew and painted over many years walking the hills and the footpaths of the 'Riviera of the Flowers,’ as the region between St.Tropez on the French Riviera and Sanremo is known. From here comes the 'Tequila Rose' of Sanremo. Others are wildflowers collected in the Italian Alps in the region of Mont Blanc such as the subtly delineated 'The Bouquet.' 'Flora,' garnished with the flowers and fruits of autumn is inspired by a similarly titled painting by Rembrandt showing Saskia as the Goddess of spring and flowers.