Flowers and Plant Forms - Colour

Summer Medley
Three Tulips on Orange
Pink Lily Buds on Chocolate Red Ground
Peace: White Crysanthemum
Chrysanthemums on Aubergine
Dry Salvage ll
Anemones lV
Lilies
Open Red Tulip with Purple Tulip
Lilies lll
Artichoke on Citron
Tulips and Irises on Split Ground
Easington Garden in Spring l
Sunflowers and Gentina on Split Ground
Kafir Lily II, Red on Indigo
Firework Chrysanthemums
Delphiniums and Roses, Sunderland Bridge
Anemones, Tulips and Leaves on Light Ground
Iris Bus and Coreopsis on Orange
Hyacinth and Red Amaryllis on Yellow

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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