Junita Grosvenor’s work is the focus of a solo exhibition For the Love of Flowers at the Old School House gallery from October 5 to 29.
There will be morning tea at 10.30am for visitors to meet the artist.
Junita said her love of flowers, colour and textures drove her to start painting. Her first series of three paintings were of blue gingers growing in her mother’s garden.
“Most of the inspiration for my floral paintings comes from my mother’s wild tropical gardens. I am also influenced by Claude Monet’s own garden and waterlily pond gardens in his home at Giverny, France which
I was lucky enough to visit in 2019 pre Covid pandemic. I also like the lovely flower markets in Melbourne and London and the bush near my home in Redland Bay,” she said.
Junita works in oils, acrylics, watercolours, inks and mixed media, all of which are represented in this exhibition.
“The exhibition is full of variety including some experimentation with fabrics. There is also one richly textured and inked rose bouquet painting, influenced by art nouveau.”
It also includes some of Junita’s favourite artworks from delicate watercolours on canvas to brightly coloured, inked and textured paintings.
The gallery is open Thursdays to Sundays and public holidays from 9.30am to 4.30pm.