"California Poppy: The Vibrant Soul" by Renée Switkes, a vibrant Poppy flower painting available at Voss Gallery in San Francisco for $1,100.

California Poppy: The Vibrant Soul

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California Poppy: The Vibrant Soul, 2024
Acrylic on Canvas
20 x 16 in


"San Francisco embraces authenticity, fostering a culture where individuals can confidently express their true selves. The city's energy mirrors the California poppy’s adaptability to thrive in various environments and blooms vibrantly even in challenging conditions.

The golden hue of the poppy, signifying hope and creativity, mirrors the innovative spirit and forward-thinking nature of San Franciscans. The historic brick building is painted with a hue that embraces uniqueness. In contrast, the abstract blue petal-like forms suggest an innovative futuristic design crafted from materials yet to be discovered. This painting represents the city's vibrancy of its people, culture, history, and future."Renée Switkes

This work is included in the "Urban Tides: A San Francisco Story" group exhibition at Voss Gallery (July 13 - August 17, 2024).


Since entering the professional scene in August 2021, Renée has actively integrated into the Silicon Valley art community, drawing inspiration from personal encounters and nature. While primarily creating for personal fulfillment, collectors have recognized the impact of her work.

Renée's journey into floral painting began as a tribute to Phyllis Semple, whose love for flowers deeply influenced her. Phyllis' encouragement and the inspiration drawn from Georgia O'Keeffe's independent spirit further fueled the the artist's passion. While sharing O'Keeffe's subject matter, Renée's approach emphasizes emotional narratives and intricate detailing, distinguishing her work.


Artwork is ready to hang on the wall; hanging wire is secured on the back (nail and hook needed). Dust raw canvas with a clean, soft brush and HEPA-filtered vacuum to clean. Using a new, clean brush prevents transfer of grime from previous dustings.


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