Walking on Venus

Veronica Knox original painted ‘flooral’ inspired by Sandro Botticelli’s ‘The Birth of Venus’

When a mural painter has no ladder there are always alternative canvasses. I illustrate floors and tabletops and doors. This ‘Venus underfoot’ is from a renaissance hallway in the art gallery I used to own near Inverness, Scotland.

Another of Botticelli’s paintings, The Adoration of the Magi, inspired my latest historical romance fantasy, ‘Adoration.’ In this love story, Venus reigns supreme after a lapse of five-hundred years when a contemporary woman is invited into the painting in the Uffizi Gallery of Florence to reunite with a ghostly lover in the fifteenth-century.

‘The Birth of Venus’ Sandro Botticelli

I love the fictional ability to time-slip and to enable artists commune directly in narrative in order to explain, enlighten, and appeal to our curious nature. Too often we think of Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Botticelli as gods, and while they are surely divine artists, their human qualities are often overshadowed by their amazing accomplishments.

My historical fantasy novels feature lost art and artists who having communicated in paint, may continue to speak through my imagination.

Please view my category: Fine Art/ Floorals to see more of my floor paintings.

About Veronica Knox

Veronica Knox has a Fine Arts Degree from the University of Alberta, where she studied Art History, Classical Studies, and Painting. In her career as a graphic designer, illustrator, private art teacher, and ‘fine artist,’ she has also worked with the brain-injured and autistic, developing new theories of hand-to-eye-to-mind connection. Veronica lives on the west coast of Canada, supporting local animal rescue shelters, painting, writing, editing other author’s novels, and championing the conservation of tigers and elephants, and their habitats. Her artwork and visuals to support ‘Second Lisa’ may be viewed on her website - www.veronicaknox.com
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