The title of “Still Life” for Donna Andreychuk’s floral series is one that follows a feeling of stagnation, the sense of life standing still over the past year. As a COVID-19 diagnosis and implications of pandemic limited Andreychuk’s opportunities to paint plein air, she moved her studio space that she had occupied for 5 years from downtown Delaware, ON back to her home. Although a disruptive and challenging time to make art for Andreychuk, she began to paint from memory and took inspiration her immediate surroundings, often from her studio windows. The blooms of spring and summer became the main source of Andreychuk’s imagery, and during the past year she has found herself being able to complete commissions in styles such as portraiture, much different from her usual work. Andreychuk’s gestural and colourful floral paintings mean to spread happiness and joy, even in hardship.