Peonie di Santa Maria

Along the narrow lanes of Trastevere, thick with the scent of star jasmine and tourist chatter and lying cheek to cheek with the vying Roman trattorie is the back door to the small medieval church of Santa Maria. Jammed with tables and exuberant waiters it is over run and overlooked, but on one day by the early morning light there can be seen a forgotten alcove once more filled with flowers and offerings to the saint.

This is the Story of Guerrilla Floristry

I was awake before the dawn on a steamy Roman morning, lugging flowers and camera gear through the dark cobbled lanes of Trastevere and hoping that the last of the late night revellers had made it to bed. Time was tight to sneak in a pop up still life before the street cleaners and restaurateurs arrived to assemble the day's alfresco dining rooms. By 6.30 I was quietly sipping my café latte two streets away from the scene of the crime, feeling slightly soggy but victorious.

Peonie di Santa Maria Fine Art Print

Regular price
$98.00 USD
Regular price
$140.00 USD
Sale price
$98.00 USD

A vibrant still life of brilliant pink peonies and pale mauve alliums, amidst classical fruit overflows with decadence and life onto a worn and ancient Roman ledge in the early dawn light.

Printed and framed by Fine Art Specialists in 4 locations
    • Simple, elegant design on premium, fine art paper with a gently textured surface.
      • Frames are created from high-quality wood, milled with simple clean lines and presented with a satin finish and include an off-white mount (if ordered) that will not discolour or fade with age - FSC certified off-white mat / window mount.


  • Delivered ready for hanging
  • Free worldwide shipping
      • **Dimensions for framed art are taken from the “window measurement”, across the inside of the frame
      • Please allow 10-14 days for your artwork to be packed and shipped. 
      • Prints will be shipped in a tube, frames will be flat packed in sturdy packaging.


  • ** 3 sizes available
    • 12” x 12’’   or  30.5cm x 30.5cm
    • 20” x 20”   or  50.8cm x 50.8cm
    • 28” x 28”   or  71cm x 71cm




    "Wow – you probably get sick of people praising your work …. the colours and texture ofthe paper are incredible.  Many, many thanks!" - Johanna

    “Paula Petherick crafts masterpieces using fine art photography. Her incredibly detailed pieces are enriched with textures and layers reminiscent of the Dutch Masters style”   - BRITISH VOGUE

    Hi Paula, I received your artwork the other day and finally unrolled a small section to take a look. I’m so pleased to have seen the finish before framing and can’t wait to see it properly. Many, many thanks!” - Johanna