“I love the scent of jasmine, honeysuckle, and orange blossom. They remind me of gardens and visits to the ocean I would make as a boy.” – Narisco Rodriguez.
Hank Feeley examines the fascinating history of flower painting from the ancient Egyptians to today’s masters like the radicals Gert and Uwe Tobias, with stops along the way to discuss Hans Memling, Zen Buddhism, Jan van Huysum, Monet, Manet, Picasso, Fairfield Porter, Andy Warhol, Luther Burbank, and the meaning of it all.
Feeley, a Glen Arbor resident, is an author, painter, and sculptor whose second book Painting the Joy of Sleeping Bear County was published in 2016. He is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Harvard Business School. He has been a Visiting Artist at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an Artist-in-Residence at Ox-Bow School of Art, and has taught at Roosevelt University and the Dennos Museum. His work is held in public and private collections nationally and internationally. He is represented in Chicago by Aron Packer Projects and, in New York, by First Street Gallery.
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