About this artwork
This painting was inspired by flowers in the context of relationships, says artist Linda Shaffer. Flowers are often the first gesture in a caring relationship. They open the door to the heart. In this mixed media abstract, Linda adopts bright and cheerful colors including citrusy yellows and greens with orange, red, and teal, punctuated with patterns of black. Incorporated into the heart centerpiece and the background is a vibrant medley of hand-printed papers, monoprints, and original images.