The Duchess of York looked glowing in green as she attended the Onsite Gallery in Toronto on Wednesday.
Sarah Ferguson, 59, was her usual stylish self as she opened the T.M. Glass Solo Exhibition ‘The Audible Language Of Flowers’ – a presentation of 30 images created through innovations in digital technologies.
Donning an emerald dress which fell just above her knees, it featured black piping down the sleeves and tie detail, which cinched her in at the waist.
The royal accessorised with some dainty hoop earrings and a necklace which was tucked underneath her ensemble.
To keep off the chill, the proud mother of Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York slipped into a fine pair of black tights and some on-trend velvet slipper shoes as she posed alongside the striking artwork.
The Duchess looked in high spirits as she was welcomed by Curator Francisco Alvarez, and President and Vice-Chancellor, OCAD University, Dr. Sara Diamond.
Wearing her auburn hair loose, she took to the stand before talking about design thinking, innovation and art.
Toronto-based artist T.M. Glass is renowned for her signature style of image-making, whereby she creates large-scale photographs and sculptures of flowers in vessels.
Dramatically lit and set against black backgrounds in square compositions, the Toronto-based artist’s impressive arrangements pay tribute to 17th-century flower paintings from northern Europe.
The exhibition includes works from each of Glass’ floral series, beginning with (2017 – 18), which uses images of flowers from the artist’s Arts and Crafts-style garden – and is running from May 8 to August 18 and is free entry for the public.
Following a request from the Duchess of York, the artist has previously undertaken a project in England at Windsor’s Royal Lodge.
She used flowers from the Spring Garden, designed by the Queen Mother, which blooms for only two weeks each spring.
The seasonal flowers were arranged in historical vessels from the Royal Lodge Collection.