Heron Among the Irises Painting

Inspired by the deep almost black purples of Louisiana Irises and the the grace of herons. This expressive and fine detailed acrylic camellia painting is executed on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished sides. This heirloom painting arrives ready to hang and is varnished for protection.

The original painting is being featured in Where Y’ Art Work’s “Home/Made” exhibition at the Old No. 77 Hotel in New Orleans, LA.


At first I was disappointed that the irises were gone.  My heart sank from the distance. My inspiration gone. Two weeks ago their dark almost black purple inspired me to paint them.  I painted them and they felt right paired with the cool colors of the heron. My idea was to photograph them at the lake near my house where the inspiration started.

But they were gone. Only their seed pods remained. Tough, strong, and not the moody purple I was expecting. But I realized that I had without knowing incorporated them into the painting. This painting has inspired other ideas for other paintings. I’m excited to pair herons with other favorite flowers. Combining modern botanicals with my favorite wildlife.

Expressive and fine detailed acrylic painting that is executed on a professional gallery wrapped canvas with finished sides.  These heirloom pieces arrive ready to hang and are varnished for protection. 


Original paintings will be shipped with an emphasis on safety. Paintings are wrapped protectively and packaged securely.