Sumner says of this delicate, flowing portrait, "To Germinate: to grow or develop; a seed or spore that begins to grow after dormancy. Lately, I've been thinking about the idea of germination; how the seeds I plant now can turn into something great later. We've all heard the popular idiom "Bloom where you are planted," but lately I've been thinking in terms of the seeds I'm planting, and what I need to do to make them grow. A reminder to not just bloom wherever I am, but to cultivate the garden."

- Sumner Crenshaw


Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on back

16" h x 20" w x 1" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.



Sumner Crenshaw
Frederick, Maryland

Getting to Know Sumner

Sumner Crenshaw infuses her work with movement, lines and varying degrees of color. She currently lives in Maryland and finds inspiration in the work of Salvador Dali. Her goal is to keep exploring the minimalist, narrative surrealism she's been moving toward.