Queen of the Night Blooms


“Queen of the Night Blooms” is a painting I did for the “Ephemeral” show that Beautiful  Bizarre Magazine curated at Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco.  I remember somebody up at Twitch asking me if I’d ever paint a “Queen of the Night” flower (aka night-blooming cereus, or as I’ve heard them called – “orchid cactus!”). I’d made a note to myself on my ever-growing list of painting ideas.  Beautiful Bizarre magazine asked me if I could contribute a painting to the show they were curating at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, and they told me that the theme of the show was “Ephemeral.” I had committed to the show about a year ago, and I’d been trying to think of a painting that would fit well within the “ephemeral” theme (ephemeral = lasting for a very short time, transient, fleeting, passing, short-lived, momentary etc.). One of the things that makes the Queen of the Night flowers so very special to gardeners and flora aficionados is that they bloom only once, with their blossoms opening up just for less than one day – in fact, it’s not even during the day – it’s ONLY at night-time (how cool is that?). I thought that this would capture the idea of something that truly is short lived, fleeting, magical & ephemeral.
It’s also a gorgeous flower! Very difficult to see, since it only blooms at night – very hard to get photos of, not to mention see in person. The original of course sold at the show but we have prints & canvases on my website now!

Masterpiece Limited Editions are sold out, but we have the Open Edition Canvases available which are remarqued with the JBG initial on the front, measure 12″x16″ (also wrapped & ready-to-hang) and come with a signed certificate of authenticity.


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Glossy Photo Prints

All Glossy Photo Prints are printed on a glossy photo paper with archival inks. A small white border is included around the printed area of the artwork. When you select the print size and type that you want to purchase, the Printed Area Dimensions will appear below your selection. Please note the dimensions to make sure that the print you select is a size that will work for your needs. We cannot provide custom print sizes at this time. What you see offered is what is available.

Open Edition Canvas Prints

These prints are made on canvas with archival inks and varnished with a UV resistant finish. They are gallery-wrap style — wrapped on boards, stretched over a frame and are shipped ready-to-hang. The canvas sides are printed in black, creating a natural self-framing effect, so you don’t have to purchase an additional frame if you don’t want to. The entire piece is also painted with a UV varnish and then heat set for maximum protection and longevity. They are truly beautiful pieces and it is often difficult to tell them apart from the originals. We only release these open edition canvases once Limited Edition Hand-Embellished Canvases have been sold out. The open edition canvases are on deep gallery wrapped boards. The Open Editions are set to a specific size format and there may be some cropping around the edges from the original artwork. NOTE: The watermark in the image is only for digital display and does not appear in the originals or prints.


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