Born in Utah, the award-winning (i.e. San Jose Museum of Art, Portland Museum of Art, Springville Museum of Art) painter Kent Wallis (b. 1945) is known for his brightly colored paintings fully of painterly brushwork and heavy impasto. This painting exhibits all the best qualities of Wallis' work. Each flower carefully rendered both by visually and sculpturally in paint — in person the heavy impasto makes the flowers stand out dramatically from the surface of the canvas.