Pretty Gorgeous


“Reminds me of an iris in bloom” ~ Rachel Barber
“Very Gretchen Albrecht.” ~

The painting is another of my flow paintings…my biggest yet!

The inspiration for the name came quite simply from the first remark the fantastic framer I entrusted with stretching the raw canvas onto her final frame, Peter Sharp. As he unrolled the canvas from its roll, he grinned and said,  “pretty gorgeous!”

Do you agree? Is she pretty gorgeous?!💜💙
The joy of creating abstract paintings is the many meanings and beauty people find in them. This painting came from the landscapes of my mind…but I love that Rachel found a flower there. Picasso once said, “a painting is just another way of keeping a diary.”
In this case, I was seeking freedom and liberation. Unable to travel freely my painting took me to places I have never been:) We are all colours that are constantly changing, we evolve every day, we vary every minute, and it is fun to reflect why these expansive ‘flow’ paintings feel so different to me.
Because my mood is constantly changing, the colours I am drawn to are constantly evolving too. Gorgeously layered with a sensuously saturated palette of cerulean blue, tropical greens, radiant yellows, and flourishes of vibrant lavenders. Pretty Gorgeous embodies the new energy of flow, optimism, hope and renewal that our souls ache for after the tumultuous, confining time of Covid lockdowns.
“Great works of art, music, and architecture that calibrate between 600 and 700 can transport us temporarily to higher levels of consciousness and are universally recognized as inspirational and timeless,” Dr. David Hawkins

270 cm x 150 cm

Acrylic on canvas

Dm if you’d love Pretty Gorgeous to be yours, yours, yours


You may enjoy this video where I discuss getting started, expressing emotion, variety in colour and composition, and why art offers hope, healing and resilience. I share how I created my large abstract landscape, “Pretty Gorgeous” – from getting started to the finish.

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