The paintings, Fresh Flowers, are an ongoing series of flower paintings that address the representation and history of flower paintings in the context of feminism and the history of art. I began the series when the impeachment trials began and vowed to make one a week until DJT was impeached. I felt the need to create objects of beauty to comfort the fatigue we all feel, especially women in the age of Trump. Flower paintings have always been considered a lesser form of painting, sensual and beautiful; concerned with the senses therefore not serious. My flower paintings are strongly asserted images of form, beauty and design meant to assert themselves boldly and unapologetically.