British contemporary artist Yvonne Coomber has been creating a very special canvas inspired by the unique seed mix of the National Wildflower Centre at Eden.
The painting celebrates Eden's visual feast of chamomile, cornflower, marigold, poppy, musk mallow, ox-eye daisy, campion, wild carrot and viper's bugloss. Proceeds from the sale of the painting will be used to support the work of the National Wildflower Centre.
Based at her studios in Totnes, Yvonne creates beautiful paintings and prints inspired by nature, love and wild places, using a multitude of layers deeply connected to nature, using a mixture of oils, inks, glosses, glazes, fine glitter and gold leaf. She always works outdoors, whether in warm sunshine or a howling icy wind, with the weather influencing and forming part of the experience of the finished painting. Her work is held in private and corporate collections worldwide.
It is such a deep honour to be creating a very special canvas for the National Wildflower Centre. I have visited Eden many times over the spring and summer months, and immersed myself in the simple, glorious beauty of their wildflower meadows.
Part of the process for me has been sketching and photographing the meadows and banks on my visits, but it really is the quiet, magical time I have spent in their midst that has informed my work. I have ultimately painted how these precious wildflowers make me feel, how they make my heart sing.
Yvonne Coomber, October 2019
We will publish more information about the sale of this painting as soon as it becomes available.
For more information about Yvonne Coomber's art, please visit www.yvonnecoomber.com.
For any other enquiries, please contact Eden's Individual Giving Officer, Laura Wilson, on 01726 811910 or email email@example.com.