Petals of Gladness • Lydia Durano Rodriguez

May 14 to Jun 1, 2012 • Upstairs Gallery

Self-taught painter Lydia Durano Rodriguez offers this collection of still life floral paintings, rendered in expressive and textured brushwork. The artist uses saturated colors and broad brushstrokes to simulate the tactile wonders of local and exotic blooms: to capture the translucent layers of petals and delicate intertwine of flower and stem. She also connotes personal stories and reflections in capturing these symbols of beauty, hinting at the happy memories and nostalgia that these blooms bring back.

This particular show is organized for the benefit of The Oblates of St. Joseph Minor Seminary, San Jose, Batangas and the San Juan Nepomuceno School, Malibay, Pasay City.