Held | Solar Cycle Flora Series

Oil painting of Cherry Plum in a tarnished silver vase

A series of oil paintings made to capture or 'hold' the phases of the cycle of flowering in response to the earth's journey around the sun and the resulting seasons experienced in the UK.

Oil painting of Snow Drops in Saké cup
"First Snow Drops in Saké cup | New Light"
Feb 2022
Oil paint on gessoed panel
8″ x 8″
Oil painting of Primroses in saké cup on white cloth
"Early spring light | Primroses in saké cup on white cloth"
March 2022
Oil paint on gessoed panel
10″ x 10″
Oil painting of Cherry Plum in a tarnished silver vase
"New Light | Cherry Plum in tarnished silver vase"
Spring 2022
Oil paint on gessoed board
16″ x 16″

In response to the painting above:

“Absolutely beautiful”
Edmund de Waal,  2022
Oil painting of Winter flowering cherry in Japanese vase on white cloth
"Winter Flowering Cherry in Japanese vase on white cloth | Late Winter"
Jan-March 2022
Oil on gessoed panel
14″ x 14″
Two large, pale pink flower heads and a soft grey/blue sake jug on a white table-clothed table. The only darkness is in the elongated shapes of the peony leaves and the soft shadow of the jug.
"High Summer | Peonies in Sake bottle on white cloth"
June 2022
Oil paint on gessoed panel
10" x 10"
Oil painting of white speckled flowers in a glass water jug on a white table cloth in a calm green interior. One flower is lying next to the jug and castes a shadow onto the white surface.
“Calm Room in Cornwall | Queen Anne’s Lace in Water”
July 2022
Oil paint on gessoed panel
10” x 10"
Bold white petals with soft yellow center with almost black leaves, with dark stalk into a french style tumbler of water. Soft grey/ putty coloured marked background. Tab;e cloth has purply shadows and shows the folds and creases in the cloth and the edge of the table by the shading of the cloth.
"Tipping into August | Magnolia Flower from Ma"
August 2022
Oil paint on gessoed panel
14" x 14"

This series is available to buy as limited edition prints. Please feel free to contact Kate directly via the contact page to make an inquiry or place an order.