David Beahm’s Flora2000 launch party

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It is always neat to see a painting hanging in a new context. Fresh eyes and feedback are precious, especially after hours of painting in solitude. It’s extra special to see paintings hung by someone who is gifted at presentation and display.

Fellow artist and long time friend, David Beahm has definitely got those gifts. David is a talented floral designer and a sought-after event planner here in New York. Lately he has been busy creating a line of bouquets for flora2000.com.

David thought it might be nice to hang a few paintings at the party he was having to introduce the new bouquets. That sounded like an interesting context for paintings– certainly fun, anyway. But wow! Red roses looked amazing in front of the new canvas “Ishmael,” with its own touches of red and flashes of palladium. And Blue Magic Vanda Orchids were not something I knew about before, but they have a color that I really wish I could include in a painting. I’m happy to say that having a few of them sitting near a painting like “Specter,” with all that active blue, is maybe even better.

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