BLOSSOM & LANDSCAPES

"In 2010 I visited Japan for the first time and saw so much lightness and beauty in the temple gardens. My love of blossom stems from childhood at my grandparents' property, and our annual ritual of being photographed with the almond or plum blossom.

"The lifespan of blossom is so fleeting. I've given them centre stage in larger than life tonal realist oil paintings, with heightened colours and detail. Smaller paintings depict blossom in the context of urban scapes around Adelaide, my home town and sister city of Kyoto, Japan.

"In 2013 I travelled to New Zealand to reconnect with friends there. The landscapes took my breath away. Out of madness or naivety I undertook a three day hike on the Routeburn track. At times I was on the track alone, but never felt it as the memories of those who have meant and still mean so much to me were always in my mind."

Oil painting, street view of house and fence with large blossom tree

Kelly Tce I Oil on canvas 20x20cm, 2011

Oil painting, Lake Tekapo New Zealand by Joanna Poulson

Lake Tekapo Oil on canvas 61 x 61 cm, 2014

Oil painting, View from Mt John, New Zealand, by Joanna Poulson

View from Mt John Oil on canvas 61x101cm, 2014

Oil painting, Inman Valley South Australia, sunset over field and eucalypts

Parsons Road, Inman Valley Oil on canvas 30x30cm, 2016

Oil painting, Lake Harris, New Zealand, mountainscape, Joanna Poulson

Lake Harris Oil on canvas paper 20x20cm, 2014

Oil Painting, golden country view framed by large trees in silhouette

Evans Crossing Oil on canvas paper 30x30cm, 2014

Oil painting, path through sandhills at Goolwa, South Australia by Joanna Poulson

Goolwa Oil on canvas 30x30cm, 2013

Oil painting, almond grove in blossom with two figures

Almond Love Oil on canvas 76 x 101 cm, 2012

Oil painting, Himeji gardens Adelaide, South Australia by Joanna Poulson

Lost in Himeji II Oil on canvas 50x50cm, 2012

Oil painting, Japanese garden in Adelaide, South Australia by Joanna Poulson

Lost in Himeji I Oil on canvas 50x50cm, 2012

Oil painting, red blossom in Japan by Joanna Poulson

Yogen-in Japonica Oil on canvas 71x112cm, 2010

Oil painting, red Japanese blossom against dark branches and trunk

Ni-jo jo Plum Grove Oil on canvas 102x71cm, 2010

Oil painting, bird among pink blossoms against blue sky by Joanna Poulson

Mejiro and Sakura II Oil on canvas 71x71cm, 2010

Oil painting, bird with pink blossoms against blue sky

Mejiro and Sakura I Oil on canvas 71x71cm, 2010

oil painting, pink blossoms against vivid blue sky, Joanna Poulson

Olive St III Oil on canvas 101x76cm, 2011

Oil painting, white blossoms against blue sky

Willunga I Oil on canvas 50x50cm, 2011

Oil painting, white blossoms and bird flying against blue sky

Willunga II Oil on canvas 50x50cm, 2011

Oil painting, blossoms close up with blurred background, Joanna Poulson artist

Nijo-jo IV Oil on canvas 76x76cm, 2011

Oil painting, pink blossoms on vertical branches against vivid blue sky, Joanna Poulson

Olive st I Oil on canvas 101x76cm, 2011

Oil painting, almond grove in blossom with single figure, Joanna Poulson

Almond Love II Oil on canvas 20x20cm, 2011

Oil painting, Brompton street scene with blue house and blossom, South Australia by Joanna Poulson

Brompton Blue House Oil on canvas 20x20cm, 2011

Oil painting, red Japonica blossom against blue sky by Joanna Poulson

Thorngate Japonica I Oil on canvas 66x66cm, 2011

Oil painting, impressionist, almond grove in blossom with single figure

Almond Love I Oil on canvas 20x20cm, 2011

Oil painting, deep pink blossom on green-grey background by Joanna Poulson

Nijo-jo V Oil on canvas 66x101cm, 2011

Oil painting, deep pink blossom on blurred background by Joanna Poulson

Nijo-jo III Oil on canvas 76x76cm, 2011

Oil painting, house and fence with pink blossom and blue sky, South Australia

Kelly Tce II Oil on canvas 20x20cm, 2011

Oil painting, pink blossoms on crisscrossing branches with blue sky by Joanna Poulson

Olive st II Oil on canvas 101x76cm, 2011

Oil painting, streetscape with blossom trees, Brompton South Australia

Brompton Yellow house Oil on canvas 20x20cm, 2011

Oil painting of red Japonica blossoms against vivid blue sky

Thorngate Japonica II Oil on canvas 66x66cm, 2011

Oil painting of pink blossom with soft blue sky background

Nijo-jo II Oil on canvas 101x101cm, 2011 Awarded First Prize, Adelaide Cathedral Art Show, 2012

Oil painting of pink blossoms and branches by Joanna Poulson, Adelaide tonal realist artist

Nijo-jo I Oil on canvas 101 x 101 cm, 2011