Beautiful and promiscuous

Artists (L-R) Debra Scidone and Mary Thomas
Artists (L-R) Debra Scidone and Mary Thomas

The exhibition, Promiscuous Poppies, which opened recently, fills the art gallery with an array of beautiful floral paintings.

The traditional landscape artists have been painting for the exhibition for the past 12 months after deciding to branch out and do floral paintings.

‘The inspiration for the theme came from one of the paintings Mary did, titled The Radiant Rose, and at the time I was working on my lost garden series and we thought they would complement each other,’ Scidone said.

The feature piece titled Promiscuous Poppies is an impressive oil painting covering over three metres.

‘It’s not all poppies though, with delightful roses and magnolias and other floral blooms illuminating the room,’ Thomas said.

To complement the exhibition, the duo will also be hosting a Lunch in the Gallery event with guest speaker Penne Brunning from the WA Floral Art Society on Wednesday, May 8.

Promiscuous Poppies finishes on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 12.

The paintings will be for sale.