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Flourish, a Luscious Exhibition by Patricia Fraser
Flourish: /ˈflʌrɪʃ/ to grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as the result of a particularly congenial environment. An impressive and successful act or period. A bold or extravagant gesture or action.
"The brush strokes in her tropical, thickly-painted foliage works echo the broad, sweeping movements of a machete clearing a path in the dense undergrowth of a humid jungle. In contrast to this, the light and delicate marks in her Florist dry-point series are reminiscent of the finesse and precision that a florist uses when creating a floral arrangement. Together, these seemingly-opposing themes, unite in the exhibition to create a body of work that captures the joy and beauty of the plant kingdom in both its natural and in-door manifestations."