Flower power: Schoolhouse Gallery’s October exhibit - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views
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Junita with an artwork from the Love of Flowers exhibition. Photo: Supplied.

For the Love of Flowers is the apt title of Junita Grosvenor’s gorgeous new solo exhibition, on display during October at The Old Schoolhouse Gallery.

Junita’s wellspring of inspiration spans across the globe, drawing from diverse sources.

“Most of the inspiration for my floral paintings has come from my mum’s wild tropical gardens, from Claude Monet’s own garden and waterlily pond gardens in his home at Giverny, France (which I was lucky enough to visit in 2019 pre-Covid), as well as the lovely flower markets in Melbourne and London, and the bush near my home in Redland Bay,” explained Junita.

Junita’s passion for flowers, colour palettes, and textures was the driving force behind her foray into the world of painting. Her very first series comprised three paintings capturing the essence of blue gingers flourishing in her mother’s garden.

Junita loves to work in all mediums (oils, acrylics, watercolours, inks and mixed media), all of which are represented in this exhibition.

“The exhibition is full of variety including some experimentation with fabrics as well as one richly textured and inked rose bouquet painting, influenced by Art Nouveau,” said Junita.

Some of Junita’s favourite artworks have been included, from delicate watercolours on canvas to brightly coloured, inked and textured paintings. There is something for everyone!

Mark your calendar for the exhibition, which unfolds from Thursday, October 5, through Sunday, October 29. An opening morning tea on October 5 at 10.30am offers a delightful opportunity to meet Junita in person. Everyone is warmly invited!

The Old Schoolhouse Gallery is located at Shore Street North in Cleveland, and welcomes visitors on Thursdays to Sundays, including public holidays, from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

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