Forget me not / Original
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“Forget me not” by Heather Denison is an exclusive original* oil painting on stretched canvas, ready to hang.
"I am fascinated by the Huia bird and wanted to incorporate him in my new series. This bowl is a temple urn and the roses depicted on the urn are also echoed by the pink and purple roses from my garden; the purple rose symbolises enchantment. 'Forget me nots' appear between my rose bushes and seemed appropriate as a title; they also symbolise faithful love and memories. In Maori mythology, I have read, that the Fantail is considered to be a messenger and here they come to remind us of the Huia. The butterfly is a symbol of resurrection and also signifies hope". Heather Denison, 2020.
*Exclusive Originals are 'one off' paintings with no reproductions made from the artwork.
Please note that sold works will be on display in the gallery for two weeks to allow for customers to enjoy the show in its totality.
Size: (h)600mm x (w)460mm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Artist Signature: Yes
Originally from Zimbabwe Heather Denison is a full time artist working from her studio in the countryside of Hawkes Bay. Since her move to New Zealand in 2003, the focus of her work has changed from the wild animals of Africa to the wildlife and gardens surrounding her rural property. Heather has won awards for her bird and botanical artwork and has paintings held in private collections in New Zealand and Overseas.
“My inspiration comes, mostly, from the connection between the natural world and the human element. In my still life paintings, the blend of past and present; man-made items combined with the creatures that inhabit the landscape echo that delicate balance. In all my work, I strive to capture the emotion, atmosphere and beauty of my subject matter.”