The roses outside my back door run along an old shoulder height wall and in the winter they are pruned back severely. I sometimes think they will never recover. But year after year they outdo themselves! They are glorious!

One of the themes that seems to run through my work is the desire to put colour into things that are white. If they still come across as being white to the viewer then I have succeeded. I have always loved white roses, their purity and beauty, the way they, if you look carefully, reflect the colours around them


I completed the rose paintings below on a feeling. It was the feeling of complete joy they give me, with their elegant stems and array of shades within the white petals and buds full of potential. These stems climb high above the wall so that I have to peek through them to see the rest of my garden- I think they call it ‘viewing life through rose tinted spectacles’. Fine by me! 

More recently I have developed a passion for lavender and paint it as often as I can.

August Lavender
Acrylic on Canvas
Framed Size: 140 x 79cm
Unframed Size: 137 x 76cm
Large Lavender
120 x 100cm
Freerange Lavender
Lost in Lavender
Summer Roses
70 x 100cm + frame
Bursting Buds
Victorian Roses
60 x 60cm + frame
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
Sunlight on My Hellebores
Beautiful Day
Beautiful Day Too
37 x 41cm
Reaching For Warmth
57 x 57cm
Roses in Oils
Smudged Lipstick
Summer Fondant
Whispering Shadows
Angel's Rose
Petals & Shadows
Small Pink Roses in Oils
Tall Freerange Lavender
Pastel Roses
Apple Blossom Speaks for Itself
Morning Glory
Summer Fondant
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