Wild Roses

These wild roses are Alberta’s provincial flower, carpeting ditches and woodland from mountain parks to prairie, and have a beautiful, delicate scent that makes them a favourite of mine. To many western First Nations people, wild roses are a symbol of life, and rose motifs have been used in their artwork to represent survival and vitality. This watercolour includes an added quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, whose sentiment has come to reflect my own love of flowers.


9×12” watercolour and ink on 140lb Arches hot press paper


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