"Ranunculus have always been among my favorite flowers," says Lazard, "I love their brilliantly colored blossoms. Their round, compact, crepe paper-thin petals look like an origami masterwork. The abstractness of their form and intensity of color make them a delight to paint." Symbolically, ranunculus flowers symbolize radiant charm. A bunch of them conveys a message of being radiant with charm or attractiveness.
Monique Lazard is a California native who currently resides in Miami. She received a BA from the California College of Art and an MFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. She was a Fashion Illustrator, and an Art Director for numerous fashion publications. Monique’s aim is to achieve a sense of “aliveness” in her paintings through brushwork and color.