New Artwork by Emma
Peony Dream (Midnight)
Hand drawn by Emma. Peonies are certainly beautiful enough to tempt the gods. They earned their name from Greek mythology. The stories vary, but in my favourite, a nymph named Paeonia, caught the eye of Apollo, so a jealous Aphrodite turned the nymph into a flower. In China and Japan, peonies mean ‘king of flowers’. And are used in big, important holidays like Chinese New Year and other important traditions. They are also known to symbolise wealth. This is because for a really long time they were available only to only royalty. In Japan, they are used as a symbol of bravery, honour and good fortune. For me personally they symbolise beauty, kindness and love.
I'm Emma, artist, designer & art tutor in sunny South London. Check in here to see my latest work, and please subscribe for first look and early bird offers!