||"In this series, I am painting everything that blooms within the boundaries of our property—flowers, weeds, vegetables, fruit trees, succulents, etc. Our garden is a profusion of imported and native plants creating an artificial, albeit bountiful, ecosystem and microcosm of the world. Six of the seven continents are represented in the garden with many plants native to North, Central, and South America, Europe, Africa, China, Middle East, and Australia.
There are now over 130 paintings of singular flowers in the Color Field series, all the same size (20" x 24"), and completed over a five year period. Color Field refers to the visible color range in nature and the paintings are ordered by hue and exhibited as one continuous spectrum. Stepping outside my door, the natural environment has been a guiding and humbling springboard for my studio practice as a painter."
—Artist Gail Roberts