New A Life, Still Submission!
Dinah Sharpe Sylivant
Oil on linen
13 in. X 16 in.
Camellias are thought to be a southern belle flower with southern belle charm. To a southern lady, a white Setsugekka camellia is a symbol of grace and purity. The bud in the painting conveys the new birth of the flower. The double blooms are symbols of life. The sign of death is shown in several eaten leaves. Time becomes a meaningless blur in our lives as we push on every day. Blooming flowers help remind me of the beauty of the moment. Life is short lived like a flower.
I am a practicing artist who has received art awards in the eastern North Carolina area, but I am still growing, and reaching out. In my senior years of age at the Barton College Art Department, I make mistakes and learn from them. I explore the unknown and celebrate life like beautiful flowers in bloom. What I give to the world as an artist, the world gives back to me.