Decorating & Design

August 28, 2019

This Canadian Botanical Artist Counts A Duchess As A Fan

From a distance, the work of Toronto artist T.M. Glass resembles a photograph of a lush floral bouquet. But step closer, and you’ll notice micro “brushstrokes” on the bright petals, which seem even more electric against the velvety black background. “I tried an experiment that related to the 17th-century Dutch Masters. They would begin with a black background and paint the flowers that were an available to them. As the seasons went by, more flowers were added. The flowers in these still life pictures don’t exist side-by-side in nature, and that’s what I do: I collage flowers and vases together digitally,” explains T. M.

See more of their work at Les Jardins de Métis/Reford Gardens in Grand-Métis, Quebec until October 6, 2019 and at Art Toronto 2019 in the Galerie de Bellefeuille booth at the Toronto Convention Centre from October 25 to 27, 2019.

Author: Wendy Jacob

Artwork courtesy of T.M. Glass