Camelias were first brought into the U.S. from Asia in the late 18th century. There are numerous varieties of this shrub with the color of the blossoms ranging from white to red and pink and combinations of all three. Common in the Coastal South, they bloom in winter adding lovely color when few other flowers are present. This particular variety is a brilliant white. In this depiction I pulled the many subtle colors that can be seen in white when viewed in natural light. I named her Carol Lynn, as a her symmetry and grace reminds me of a friend whose focus has always been her family and God.