Message from the Artist
Using watercolor, I explore the delicate, fragile beauty in the death of cut flowers. The rose is one of the most meaningful flowers there is. It is given to celebrate love, friendship, even sympathy, and is prominent at weddings and funerals. Roses follow us through the circle of life, and each has a circle of life of its own. The flowers grow on a bush until they are ready to be cut, then we place them in water in an effort to preserve them. However, their death is inevitable. They wrinkle and shrivel up when they get old just like we do, and there is beauty in that process.
Victoria Elizabeth is a Chicago based watercolor fine artist. She is a graduate of the American Academy of Art with a BFA specializing in watercolor painting. Her current body of work draws inspiration from nature, specifically roses and how time changes them. She is a member of the Nature Artists’ Guild of The Morton Arboretum.

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