Contemporary Floral Art: Dragonfly and Magnolia Vibrant Painting by Artist Tandy Pengelly:

In almost every part of the world, the Dragonfly symbolizes change, transformation, adaptability, and self-realization.

The change that is often referred to has its source in mental and emotional maturity and understanding the deeper meaning of life.  The Dragonfly moves with elegance and grace.  The Dragonfly is iridescent both on its wings and body.  Iridescence shows itself in different colours depending on the angle and how the light falls on it. The magical property of iridescence is also associated with the discovery of one’s own abilities by unmasking the real self and removing the doubts one cast on his/her own sense of identity.

The Dragonfly normally lives most of its life as a nymph or an immature. It flies only for a fraction of its life.  This symbolizes and exemplifies the virtue of living in the moment and living life to the fullest. By living in the moment you are aware of who you are, where you are, what you are doing, what you want, what you don’t, and to make informed choices on a moment-to-moment basis.  The eyes of the Dragonfly symbolize the uninhibited vision of the mind and the ability to see beyond the limitations of the human self.  Dragonflies can be a symbol of self that comes with maturity. They can symbolize going past self-created illusions that limit our growth and ability to change.

The Dragonfly has been a symbol of happiness, new beginnings and change for many centuries.  The Dragonfly means hope, change, and love. I painted this in a period of deep change on a new beginning and it reflects my desire to reflect the simple, natural beauty that surrounds us. When we slow down and connect with our environment we can really appreciate the natural beauty everywhere.

50cm by 60cm Acrylic

Cotton Stretched Canvas

Varnished and protected ready to hang with a professional black wooden frame

Finalist for an International Art Competition 2023


Price: 645 Euros

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