For more than 40 years, Gary Bukovnik has been painting boldly colored profusions of flowers in his San Francisco studio to wide acclaim. His paintings are included in museum, corporate and private collections around the world.
“Flowers chose me,” says Bukovnik. “I tried for years to escape. But flowers are the vocabulary of the language that I speak.” While his paintings are realistic and painted from life, he says: “Botanical accuracy is not my goal. Color is not even a concern. More and more I think of flowers as form. The structure comes from nature, but the rest comes from me.”