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SEEDS OF DESIRE – Within a seed, the harvest is hidden for a multitude to feed on. Resurrected in glory. Sunflower Oil Painting Sparrows

Interested buyers, don’t hesitate to ask at this link for a “First in first serve” acquisition of the framed original or number 1 of 15 limited edition acrylic enhanced reproductions.


Before an egg, there is a sparrow
Before a sunflower, there is a seed
Before a city, there is a dream
Before a dream, there is a mind

Before a mind, there is a life
Where there is life there is death
Before death, there is life

You must be born before you die

Something must die to be Born Again


I dreamed of painting a beautiful oil picture of a sunflower as a magnificent sight to behold. This started in my friend Hugh’s garden. It became clear to me that I wanted to capture the magnificence of this sunflower in a way that was more impactful than just taking a normal art piece. To photograph the initial image I knew that selecting a polarising filter would increase the clarity of the sky while making the yellow more vibrant.

The printed photograph was amazing and I decided right there and then that I had to paint an oil picture of it. Sunflower Oil Painting Sparrows

This artwork was a long-term project that I worked on intermittently. Every time I returned to my easel, I found something new to include. Along the way, I discovered a technique called oil paint antiquing, which gives the background an aged appearance.

Capturing the sunflower’s likeness was an artistic challenge. I pushed myself to tell a more compelling story through my painting.


I added the sparrows, followed by a transparent city and the tale of photosynthesis. Sunflower Oil Painting Sparrows

The painting is inspired by the narrative I have in mind for Photosynthesis or Metabolism. This is a story about the scientific, chemical, and biological processes involved in plant function, which I see as a parallel to the human desire to create.

When I look at the sunflower, I feel so grateful for the beauty of nature and the vast expanse of the sky and universe. I am in awe of the flowers of creation, but even more in awe of the divinity that created all possibilities.

Have you ever thought about how amazing it is that God can transform us through the birth, love, and death of His Son? It’s truly incredible! It’s like one person’s death leads to another person’s birth. Isn’t that beautiful?

From the seed-planted idea came a harvest from death to feed a multitude.


A seed must be planted, to die naturally, and resurrect into new life.

For example, a sunflower grows from sunflower seeds, male sparrow seeds produce sparrows, and the seed of man’s dreams inspires city creativity to manifest a city. Mankind desires dominion over creation to build cities where we dream and play the game of life.

Without seed thoughts, life is impossible.

“Let us Create” reflects the likeness of God’s nature He breathed into man. These creative dream visions (seed ideas) came through our forefathers’ hearts to us and He ceased being separate from us due to his dying and resurrection. His return to life and fellowship with humans display his magnificence in metamorphosis.

The offspring created from man and grown in a woman’s womb gave birth to me after the sperm’s death, to produce this representation.

The purpose of existence resides within the offspring perpetuating the seed’s DNA.

Bury it, care for it, and witness its grandeur blossoming before your sight, as God intended.

The Science

Photosynthesis – Plants create complex organic matter from water, carbon dioxide, and salt using sunlight as energy and chlorophyll as a catalyst.

Synthesis – means combining materials or ideas to make a complex whole, such as building a compound by joining elements or simpler compounds. This process is used in chemistry.

Metabolism – is the set of chemical reactions that take place within a living thing to sustain life. There are two types of metabolism – constructive metabolism, which involves creating proteins, carbohydrates, and fats that makeup body tissue and store energy, and destructive metabolism, which breaks down complex substances to produce energy and waste.

Metamorphosis – is the way that an animal’s body grows and changes after it is born or hatched. This involves a significant and sudden alteration in the animal’s physical structure through the growth and separation of cells.



ORIGINAL FOR SALE  * Bid or tender for the original artwork. All offers considered around $75,000 
Painted with artist oils on gesso-primed New Zealand hardboard and mounted on chemically treated (for long life) New Zealand Macrocarpa timber support. The oils are finished and protected with gloss dammar varnish.
* Original and Limited Edition reproductions are supplied with Provenance, coded Authentication of Sale Certificate, and maintenance/care information.

Please ask about the price and sizes – Replicating the original size (1050 x 2470) or 1000 circle on stretch mounted archival canvas starting from $3500 inc GST

Unframed sizes | 960 x short side – $960  |  650 x short side – $650
Printed on long-life archival canvas and protected with two coats of UV archival spray.
* Stretch-mounted reproductions will incur added charges for mounting and freight.

Unframed sizes | 594 x short side – $120
* Posters printed on fine art papers and treated with two coats of UV archival protection spray.


Images from “Seeds of Desire” are exhibited on Women’s Fashions and multiple product lines at Fine Art America

  • Includes insurance and package/handling fees.
  • The Original and Limited Edition reproductions ship with the Provenance-coded Authentication of the Sale Certificate and maintenance information.
  • Poster art prints ship in insured tubes.


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