The Poinsettia and the Daisies by Maree  Clarkson

The Poinsettia and the Daisies by 

Watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm

Did you know that the poinsettia has a special day all its own? By an Act of Congress, in the U.S., December 12 was set aside as National Poinsettia Day. The date marks the death of Joel Roberts Poinsett, who is credited with introducing the native Mexican plant to the United States. The purpose of the day is to enjoy the beauty of this popular holiday plant.

So, be sure to give someone you love a poinsettia on December 12, National Poinsettia Day!

  1. 17th May 2011 – FEATURED in Painters Universe
  2. 14th November 2012 – FEATURED in Artists Universe
  3. 22nd November 2012 – FEATURED in Creative Cards & Calendars

I am a watercolorist living on my little piece of African soil in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. The inspiration for my art is the wonderfully rich variety of Fauna and Flora to be found throughout this beautiful country.
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  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelalmost 4 years ago

    truely beautiful artwork

  • Thanks a lot Angel!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallalmost 4 years ago

    Your work is outstanding Maree! Thanks for adding all the wonderful info too. What a joy to open this page!

  • Oh how good to read your wonderful words so early in the morning Liz! Glad you liked the little story, I also thought it was beautiful. And thank you very much for the fav, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinalmost 4 years ago

    such a freeing feel to this, Maree…lovely!

  • Thank you very much Sally!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 4 years ago

    How beautiful! Love the history and the story about Pepita. Outstanding work!

  • It’s great that you like it Dot, and thank you very much for the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • almaalice
    almaalicealmost 4 years ago

    You blow me away. Not only is your art exquisite but I can see you with children and grandchildren enthralled by your knowledge and wisdom as you expand the art beyond the page. YOU ARE A SPECIAL LADY. Almax

  • Ditto on blowing away! Thank you for what you see in me through my art, I look at myself with new eyes every time you comment! Pleased that you added it to your favs Alma, thank you very much!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • rosalin
    rosalinalmost 4 years ago


  • THANK YOU for the fav Rosalin, pleased you like this!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • marella
    marellaalmost 4 years ago

    Breathtaking work Maree …. !!

  • Oooeee, bly jy hou daarvan Marella, en dankie vir die begunstiging!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • MIchelle Thompson
    MIchelle Thompsonalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work. Michelle

  • Thanks ever so much for the fav Michelle, glad you like it!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 4 years ago

    Featured Work- May 17th, 2011

    Your participation with works/votes it is greatly appreciated

  • Thank you so much for the feature Mary, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Pam Humbargar
    Pam Humbargaralmost 4 years ago

    So beautiful Maree…interesting info, too!

  • It’s also something I didn’t know about Poinsettia Pam, g;ad you like this, thanks a lot!

    – Maree Clarkson

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