Another in my series of abstract botanical paintings, this piece features Pitcher Plants, a type of carnivorous plant that uses a pitfall trap to make bugs into its dinner. Instead of focusing on the carnivorous nature of these plants, I honed in on the natural curves of their shape; with their gaping mouths and modified leaves looking like big bellies, they reminded me of opera singers rather than sinister hunters. So, I chose to give them a whimsical treatment, complete with smiling curves and bright colors. 

This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

- Sumner Crenshaw

Pitcher Plants
SUMNER CRENSHAW


Oil painting on stretched canvas
One-of-a-kind
Signed on back
2016

20" h x 16" w x 1" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.

$500

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Artist
Sumner Crenshaw
Hagerstown , 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 Dalí. Her goal is to keep exploring the minimalist, narrative surrealism she’s been moving toward. Fun fact: The Ballet Russes inspired her to start a series that explores dance through painting.