I love flowers, particularly roses. It is the colour that first attracts me to a particular flower. Instead of a pictorial representation I aim to capture the essence of that particular plant. Sometimes my flowers are completely abstract and I like putting them in vases and vessels, often based on my own collection bought from car boot sales, charity shops etc. For these pictures, I incorporate old papers, music etc and work in layers on deep edged canvases which are sealed and can be hung on walls without further framing.