artful living

Five Statements on The Rose

Roses hold a particular sway over me. The rose has a long history of symbolism, used as an icon to express a variety of ideas from love, secrecy, personal freedom, right down to being a symbol of the flowering of art. Many of my paintings focus on the intrigue of the rose, how its symbolism intersects the byways of our lives, and how the simple image of a flower can act as a guidepost on how we conduct our lives.