John Armstrong: paintings and drawings of Australian flowers and plants.

John brews his magical colours
swirling in the knowledge and wisdom of ages.
Detail emerges from the tip of his brush and beauty takes form.
The delicate bud reflects the sacred rites of spring.
The stirring flower opens unblinking to the fierce Australian sun.
Leaves shade the birds and buzzing insects,
and slowly colour to a burnished gold.
All is still. We hold our breath expectantly...