Vibrant Peony Painting by Artist Tandy Pengelly
They were brought over to Europe in the late 1800s. And used for gardens right away all over Europe, North America and beyond!
There are actually a couple of theories on how peonies got their name. One comes from Greek Mythology where Paeon extracted a milky liquid from the peony root and cured Pluto. This caused the green monster to rear its ugly head in the god of medicine. Zeus ended up saving Paeon by turning him into...you guessed it...the peony flower.
The second story on how the peony got its name comes from another Greek myth. This time, Apollo was caught being a bit naughty and flirting with a nymph named Paeonia, behind Aphrodite’s back. Of course, Aphrodite got a little bit upset by this and turned the nymph into a peony.
55cm by 65cm Acrylic/Mixed Media
Cotton Stretched Canvas
Varnished and framed in a neutral wooden frame
Price: 365 Euros plus postage and insurance