Flowers and Plant Forms - Colour

Gladioli
White Chincheree, Clivia and Drooping Gerbera
Anemones and Yellow Bunch
Two Pink Tulips with Radiating Leaves
Petunia, Kapweed and Gentina
Drooping Gerbera with Iris, Red Leaf and Floating Anemone
Kroma: Rhododendrons and Catkins
Three Rose Hips, Single Stem on Blue
Purple Crocus, Half Open and Orange Centre
Magenta and Purple Anemones with Two Rosehips
Irises and Lilies
Golden Gerbera with Scarlet Anemone, Iris and Rosehip
Red Lily with Gentina and Purple Stalk
Lilies, Irises and Carnations
Summer Blooms
Two Red Tulips with Green, Blue and Purple Leaf Shapes
Violet Sweet Peas with Buds on Port (109-00)
Sunflower and Amaryllis on Blue
Carnations with Statice and Kangaroo Paws
Summer Medley

Nerys is well known for the small, intensely-coloured works of her later years, in which types of flowers are simplified and depicted singly or in simple combinations, often against dark backgrounds. These works were preceded by a decade or more of stylistic experimentation, when colour and shape were pitched against each other in a variety of compositions and structures. Colour juxtapositions veered from the delicate to the bold. In all cases, the background – whether pale, dark, or wallpaper-like stripes – served to define and emphasize the form in front of it. Bridget Riley once said that Nerys had ‘absolute judgment’ when it came to colour, and this is fully reflected in the images here and elsewhere on this website.

Cards & Prints For Sale

The greetings cards and prints are excellent examples of Nerys’s late work, notable for its simplicity, bold approach to design and imaginative and intense use of colour.

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