Acrylic on canvas
60 × 60cm

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flowers, acrylic, nature, wild, on, carmen, cosmos, cilliers

My paintings are an exploration and expression of my personal emotions, interpersonal relationships and recollections of childhood; the human condition; and also influenced by my travel experiences and their influences on my senses as well as inspiration drawn from current fashion and pop culture.

My aim is to represent my world and express, with my chosen media the emotional moments, quirky twists and often humorous encounters of life.

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  • melodious
    melodiousover 5 years ago

    WOW!!! this is fabulous!

  • Carmen  Cilliers
    Carmen Cilliersover 5 years ago

    Hi Melodious – thank you very much! : )

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkerover 5 years ago

    It’s just gorgeous..well’s a happy painting..
    well that’s what I feel when I look at it.

  • Thanks Catherine!
    (I never read your other comment because I realised the image was on public display and pulled it down… meaning I can’t see the comment – but knowing you it was kind, so thank you again mate!)

    – Carmen Cilliers

  • PJ Ryan
    PJ Ryanover 5 years ago

    this is stunning .. the title is beautifully fitting too.

  • Thanks PJ – actually there are flowers in South Africa (where I’m from) called Cosmos. They are wild and burst out in spring along the sides of the highway and stretch into fields for miles – truly stunning! (courtesy of Marie Venter)

    – Carmen Cilliers

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    – Carmen Cilliers

  • DrinkMeAlice
    DrinkMeAliceover 5 years ago

    Wow! I love this!
    So vibrant and full of wonderful, happy, activating energy!

  • Hi Alice – how’ve you been? Thanks for commenting – yes, it’s a very uplifting painting this one : )

    – Carmen Cilliers

  • DrinkMeAlice
    DrinkMeAliceover 5 years ago

    I’m fabulous thanks Carmen, I’ve packed in my job and started my own web graphics biz. Should have done it years ago!!

  • I know what you mean… but we can’t do these things till we are emotionally ready, or on the brink of a nervous breakdown with the previous situation!

    – Carmen Cilliers

  • PJ Ryan
    PJ Ryanover 5 years ago

    really? the flowers … how beautiful .. i will google them :)

  • ©   Elaine van Dyk
    © Elaine van...over 5 years ago

    Filled with the joy of life and buzzing with activity. Fantastic work.

  • Alexandra Felgate
    Alexandra Felgateover 5 years ago

    Wow, a delightful colour feast for the eyes!! I love it :)

  • Mariapmann
    Mariapmannover 5 years ago

    A beautiful feast, as though you threw open the window on spring! Fantastic!

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