also called the sand lily, this is a rare gem on the prairie. it grows miraculously on sandy, dry, rocky, inhospitable soil. the flower is closed most of the day, and has a magnificent bloom that can only be seen in the late evening.
JoAnn Marie studied art at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, Canada, where she developed an intense desire to bring beauty and goodness to the world through art. she adores color, and uses it as a way to express emotion, and see the world in a unique way. she lovingly portrays the beauty of the human spirit and the natural world around her through the use of light and value. she lives on the Canadian prairie in Alberta with her husband and four children.