Carmen Drake (b. 1964), 
Carmen Drake (b. 1964), "Woolly Blue Violets," 2023, oil on linen panel, 7 x 7 in.

Fifteen new floral paintings celebrating the understated beauty that blooms in the field, meadows, and wood.

Orleans, Massachusetts
August 19–September 8, 2023

Collins Galleries will soon present “Carmen Drake: Wall Flowers,” an exhibition of recent still life paintings by a North Carolina-based artist who closely studies the flowers she grows herself.

Artfully arranged and subtly illuminated, these blooms seem so real we might touch them, yet Drake avoids the traps of photorealism by infusing her scenes with a palpable sense of atmosphere.

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