Anything we do in life leads us on an unknown path to somewhere. I grow iris, and I continue to be amazed where my iris gardens lead me. I've decided it's time to introduce some of the great people I've discovered just because I have an iris garden.
Enjoy the artwork of Greta Corens
Greta studied architectural interior design, art, and design in Brussels, Belgium--a course of study demanding facility with drawing and watercolor painting to express concepts. From that base, she remains drawn to graphic art, portraiture, and watercolor painting. The four images I've selected for this page do not do justice to the totality of her work. I can only hope that you take time to look for yourself. Visit the website linked below.
Greta came to the USA and become a successful fashion designer in New York city. She also continued to draw and paint until the time came where she turned inward as an artist. She is now an award-winning artist living not in, but near, New York city. Greta is one of the more multi-faceted talents to cross my path in many years. Her oeuvre of work is substantial, still she finds time to pursue other interests--and she pursues them with all the energy she finds for her fine art.
Greta is in the process of developing a new website. When that is complete, I hope to introduce you to other aspects of Greta's accomplishments.
I mentioned, on the home page, that I asked Greta how she found time to do everything she does. This was her answer: "The secret is, I follow my mother's and especially father's footsteps. In a natural way, devoting myself with a disciplined passion to my pursutis. Where other people develop a business or continue parenting throughout their life, or immerse in a social life, I work at my art . . . . That gift of creative pursuit (is) from my incredibly talented and hardworking parents."
A message to iris lovers from Greta
For lovers of Irises:
God endowed us with the most extraordinary gift! The IRIS. Iris Lovers stand still before God's architectural splendor within irises' towering beauty. Their colorful displays are an endless variety of intrigue, which we are bound to memorialize and rhapsodize in each of our special ways. We want to own them, keep them forever, we hope for next' years blooms, looking forward to their propagation. We would plant mountain slopes and river banks to glorify them. Our crystal vases on the table exude their energy and vitality. We create colors and combinations to attract artists to paint them, who flock to their site like bees. In tribute to the love of irises, my awe for these splendid flowers expresses itself in watercolors. In this way, I never leave their moment in time out of my sight, even if I cannot hold on to their evanescent but effervescent life.
In my view, Beethoven's letter to the 'Immortal Beloved" was written to rhapsodize iris lovers and iris cultivators. Thank you for the beauty you perpetuate and share!
Here's the Link! Check out Greta Coren's art.
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Here's the Link to the Ross Road Iris Facebook Page