Flowers are among the most beautiful expressions of God's creative power. There is so much artistry packed into a single bloom that seems to have been made for no other reason than to beautify the earth. They are my favourite subjects. Looking through the lens at these exquisite masterpieces is always humbling as I try to capture a view of something that Someone has worked to perfection.

"Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these." Matthew 6:28-29

Natural Hues

My second solo exhibition was held at Graceville Gallery in September 2008. This collection presents the varied colours found in flowers in a sweep that follows the hues of the visible spectrum.

Flame Magnificat Verdant Angelic Serenity

Tranquility Jubilee Gloria Rejoice Contentment


Intimate close-ups and macro shots where the blossom takes the stage and fills the canvas.

Song of Joy Orchid Portrait Camellia Study Gift of Grace Cherub Feathers

Rose Portrait - Waltz Waterlily Harmony Black Orchid Red Lily Lily Portrait - Dusk

Lily Portrait - Elegance Lily Portrait - Fire



Plant studies showing them in their settings as well as the occasional visitor from the insect world.

Beautiful Dreamer Grass Heads Strelitzia Regina I Thistles Coreopsis


Bougainvillea Ballet

This is the result of an experimental shoot of the same flower head, keeping camera stationary while rotating and moving the subject. The bracts showed such a splendid range of shades that I assembled a quartet of images depicting the change from one tint to the next. 

Act I Act II Act III Finale



Where would all that colour be without the verdant hues to set them off? Foliage is beautiful too.

Vivre Lilypad Portrait - Minimal Fern Light