Agata replicates a flower’s delicate petals and crinkly layers, imbuing each image with what she calls “illumination from within.”
In this series of breezy floral oil paintings, artist Agata Wisniewski supersizes the deep pleasure peony lovers find by gazing deep into the folds of a fresh bloom. Agata’s canvases routinely reach four feet square – or larger – and the detailed white, pink, yellow and purple blooms take up almost every available inch. The Poland-born Mulmur artist admits she chose large formats for these, “because it makes me feel like I get lost inside the beauty of the flower.” Working from her own photographs, Agata replicates a flower’s delicate petals and crinkly layers, imbuing each image with what she calls “illumination from within.” Watch for similar visual themes in her upcoming series Planet Earth vs. Plastic Bag. Visit Agata’s studio at the Alton Mill Arts Centre or see indigo4evr.com.