Barbara Storey is a Canadian photographer and digital artist who studied art history at Barnard/Columbia in NYC. Her artistic influences range from Ansel Adams to Vivian Maier, Picasso to Frida Kahlo, Turner to Mondrian and Modigliani. One of Barbara’s abstract prints was part of an exhibition in the UK in 2016 sponsored by the charity organization Friends of the Earth and by Artfinder; another piece was featured in the “Creative Nature” exhibit at York Lane Art Collective, in Stratford, ON in February 2018. Her art is in private collections in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada.
When I think of hollyhocks – which I love – I think of proper English gardens and humble but elegant beauty. In this work, I added a touch of the flow and wildness of Georgia O’Keefe’s style to this well-behaved flower, to create something a little different. Still elegant, but modern as well.