The Expression of Flowers at Art & Craft Collective in Edinburgh features original drawings in archival ink and polychromos pencil on moleskine paper along with paintings in acrylic, watercolour and archival ink on watercolour paper by Stirlingshire artist Angelene Perry, who is exhibiting for the first time in the capital. She cites Margaret Macintosh, Dorathea Lange, William Morris and Vincent Van Gogh as influences.
On the theme of the show, Angelene says, ‘There is something sad and equally uplifting in the life cycle of flowers. From seeding and budding to wilting and decay, life is represented at its most bountiful and brutal. These are key themes throughout my work. William Blake wrote, ‘I heard a wild flower singing a song’ and this very much resonates with me. Flowers feature so prominently at key moments of our lives, from birth to marriage to death, so in my work I try to encapsulate their different forms of expression.’