Oil painting from watercolour studies at Kew Gardens. Pink and white variegated flower heads flow diagonally through the composition interspersed with darker foliage to create the effects of sunlight. Hard and soft edges have been used to express the romance in this beautifully subtle work of art. A more finished rendering on layered grounds of colour give this painting an aesthetic appeal. “Every painting is a challenge, I wouldn’t want it any other way. Always a journey rather than a destination. Arriving at a result is not my primary concern, in fact, that would be disappointing. I would prefer the urgency and anticipacion necessary in the whole experience of the trip”.