Flowers

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.

Lavender Breeze
Lavender Breeze

Acrylic Painting 162 x 100cm

August Lavender
August Lavender

Acrylic on Canvas Framed Size: 140 x 79cm Unframed Size: 137 x 76cm

Large Lavender
Large Lavender

120 x 100cm

Freerange Lavender
Freerange Lavender
Lost in Lavender
Lost in Lavender
Curved Stems
Curved Stems

80 x 30 cm Acrylic On Canvas

Summer Roses
Summer Roses

70 x 100cm + frame

Bursting Buds
Bursting Buds

Although the original painting has sold, it has been scanned onto beautiful, thick etching paper and is available as a fine art giclée print.

Victorian Roses
Victorian Roses

Oil 60 x 60cm + frame Although the original painting has sold, it has been scanned onto beautiful, thick etching paper and is available as a fine art giclée print.

Reaching The Light
Reaching The Light

£450 Acrylic 57 x 57 x 4 cm

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
Sunlight on My Hellebores
Sunlight on My Hellebores
Beautiful Day
Beautiful Day

Although the original painting has sold, it has been scanned onto beautiful, thick etching paper and is available as a fine art giclée print.

Beautiful Day Too
Beautiful Day Too

Acrylic 37 x 41cm Although the original painting has sold, it has been scanned onto beautiful, thick etching paper and is available as a fine art giclée print.

Reaching For Warmth
Reaching For Warmth

Acrylic 57 x 57cm Although the original painting has sold, it has been scanned onto beautiful, thick etching paper and is available as a fine art giclée print.

Roses in Oils
Roses in Oils
Smudged Lipstick
Smudged Lipstick

Although the original painting has sold, it has been scanned onto beautiful, thick etching paper and is available as a fine art giclée print.

Summer Fondant
Summer Fondant
Whispering Shadows
Whispering Shadows
Angel's Rose
Angel's Rose

Although the original painting has sold, it has been scanned onto beautiful, thick etching paper and is available as a fine art giclée print.

Petals & Shadows
Petals & Shadows

Although the original painting has sold, it has been scanned onto beautiful, thick etching paper and is available as a fine art canvas print.

Small Pink Roses in Oils
Small Pink Roses in Oils
Tall Freerange Lavender
Tall Freerange Lavender
Pastel Roses
Pastel Roses