Blossoms   Berries   Branches

Ikebana  is the Japanese art of arranging blossoms, branches, leaves and stems -  which aims to bring out their inner qualities and express emotion.

Here I am bringing the beauty of nature to my kintsugi bowls. It began with Sakura - cherry blossoms:  delicate and ephemeral flowers, deeply imbued with symbolism and meaning, represent fragility, resilience, beauty and the preciousness of life.  Such attributes sit easily with the principles of wabi sabi.

Then I introduced native Irish trees, especially the ones that blossom or display catkins on bare branches like hazel and willow. The elegance of Japanese pottery meets the Irish landscape... to create an East West fusion in a subtle and charming way.

Details for all paintings in this collection

Mixed Media - Beeswax, pigments, gold
Dimensions 30 x 30cm

Sceach Gheal
Deora Dé


Pussy Willow


Ume no Hana III
Plum Blossom

Let me paint it for you

If there is a blossom, tree or colour combination which appeals I will be happy to paint it for you.

Sméara Dubha
Sakura III
Cherry Blossom

Mogóir Róis

Ceannbhán Bog

Bog Cotton

Momo no Hana

Peach Blossom

Sakura I
Cherry Blossom                                            
Sakura II
Cherry Blossom        
Caitín Coill
Hazel Catkins