The meaning of hydrangea stems from the Greek words for water, hydros and jar. The name comes from the constant moisture required to keep the flowers happy, healthy and blooming. In Japan, they are said to be a sign of apology or gratitude because an emperor gave them as apologies to his maidens. The blue hydrangea’s meaning is forgiveness, regret and rejection
Captured in detail and painted on 300 gsm paper and framed in a light white frame measures 21cm x 30cms
The Artist – Audrey Bowie is my mother who is a prolific painter in water colour, acrylics and oils. Audrey has a love of people, the ocean, flora and fauna, shells, nature and the creator of all these things. These paintings create a sense of peace and calm in a fast paced, often overwhelming world.
Ultimately Audrey’s paintings are encouraging the viewer to appreciate the stillness and beauty of the natural world available to all of us. These are simple scenes, but it’s the memories they stir that make people connect with the art.