“Secret Gardens,” paintings
Segal returns to plant forms as subject, a theme she explored in the earlier years of her career. Rendered in both acrylic and/or oils on canvas, surfaces in several are further activated with the addition of collage. Segal’s colors are laid down in layers in her own particular style. Segal’s mid-career years were years focusing on the female form as theme. Her interest in organic shapes, whether flora or figure, has been constant. “Secret Gardens” are places deep in the artist’s imagination. Thus, direct references to particular botanical species may be difficult to identify.