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  WELCOME TO THIS COLLECTION OF FLORAL AND STILL LIFE PAINTINGS BY


TOM WANLESS NDD DAE MEd Sen ROI  RBA (ret).

During a one-man exhibition based on my work featuring my interest in plant forms, a colleague came up to me to comment that he had always considered the painting of flowers to be the lowest kind of art until seeing the depth and range of my works on show

Obviously I was pleased to hear this observation, because I had immersed myself in this area for several months, seeking to find strong images in  commonplace subject matter.    My  commitment was so intense, that my output became very prolific across all painting and drawing processes.

Throughout this surge of creativity, I remained aware that I must  reach  a high level of cohesion in each work before moving on to the next set of  ideas.   

My hope is that the importance of  every shape, colour, tone, etc., is apparent and earned its place in the total composition.    In effect, a sort of suspended animation  that can last forever.