THOUGHTS ON PAINTING
Poppies have always been used as a token of remembrance for a life lost, stemming from the poppies that were the first to bloom in the World War I graves in parts of Belgium. They are often given as a gift of respect to a family who has lost someone. The poppies in the Bouquet of Poppies Painting feature a backdrop of yellow and green, a way to remind us to remember a loved one's happy times while we are mourning their departure. The fallen poppy petals symbolize the loss that one has experienced making this painting a kind gift for someone in mourning.
GETTING TO KNOW OLGA DARCHUK
Having already found her still life works in a gallery by the young and impressive age of five, Olga Darchuk is an artist whose creative process was steeped and fine-tuned from childhood. Her work is a fantastic display of color and life in all forms, and she takes inspiration from a number of different sources. Her work presents itself in the form of colorful animals to cityscapes to natural places in the wild, presenting a full spectrum of artistic expression that anyone can appreciate.