Rose from the garden in my block of flats. Beautiful perfume and stunning colour – I couldn’t help myself – there are heaps more lined up to paint. I love them.
Flowers make me happy. Roses look delicate but they are hardy and have thorns – appearances can be deceiving. Rose flowers are complex, the petals have many folds and ruffles, hiding what is beneath. To me they represent looking beneath the surface beauty to what is within, to use my other senses to explore and experience the world. This helps me to find peace.
I find painting roses a challenge I enjoy.