She begins with an image and then adapts it in her head. The end result is not a representation of a specific flower of that image but an image all it's own. She captures life and decay and motion in all these paintings. She doesn't see flowers as still life but rather being all about the motion.
Unrein has a degree in design from the University of Florida. She says, at the time this was the same as a Bachelor of Arts except you had to take an additional 16 credit hours of art history.
Her next work will be paintings of animals. She heads to Africa this summer to work with an animal behaviorist on these pieces. Watch the video below to find out more about her process. Find out even more at her website, suzanneunrein.com.