Life Behind the Iris

Life Behind the Iris


A vibrant world comes to life in this botanical abstract.  Created in multiple layers, this painting gives viewers the impression of looking through a keyhole into the secret world of a fairy jungle.  Floral motifs appear to be irises with a swirling crystal ball interior, the inspiration behind the name of this piece.  

Painted in blazing expressionist style, it features enchanting details and want-to-touch daubs of paint that raise off the canvas.  

Colors include glowing magenta and candlelight orange, popping against a background of electric turqouise and deep blue.


This painting continues around the sides of the canvas, giving it a contemporary effect.  No frame is necessary. Can be wired to hang at no additional cost, simply request this in the custom text field when you order. 
Materials are acrylics on stretched canvas. Finished with gloss varnish to protect vibrancy of colors.  Signed on front. 


8x10 inches, 0.75 inches deep. 


    As is true with all art under U.S. law, the artist retains reproduction rights and copyright of her created pieces unless she has expressly given her written and signed consent.


    Mare works diligently to photograph paintings in clear and accurate color with varying light, but screen settings and digital media may cause color nuances. If you would like close up photos or clarification on a painting and color palette, she is happy to provide this information upon request. 

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