copyright Valerie Butters
My own interest in flowers tends to be to close in on the centres, rather than to produce a still life set up - but I love the work of Canadian artist Valerie Butters. I'd like to own one of these :) (and a Shirley Trevena too please :) )
She works loosely in acrylic and produces large exuberant paintings, with drips and splashes and masses of energy and excitement. She often plays with perspective, distorting shapes and frequently taking a slightly offbeat view of her subject. Whilst they are loose, they are also well observed and she uses colours beautifully.
She has a blog where she talks about works in progress and her exhibitiions and you can see more of her work and links to galleries.