I have over the years collected a number of  Clivia, which live in large pots in the studio.  The flower in abundance during the early part of the year forming a sea of orange flowers – up to 20  on each robust stalk. Clivia are plants that like cool, sheltered areas, originating from China, and many of mine are very old indeed.  This spring, they were very late flowering – no blooms appeared until late April and May – yet the cold spring was obviously to their liking as they flowered as never before!

This was painted on mulberry paper using coloured mineral inks, float mounted and framed in natural ash wood.  The red chop, placed beneath the signature, means still and quiet

Size: 42cm x 54cm.