I am delighted to present this new series of paintings or roses, all carried out during the long weeks of lockdown this year between May and September. I became quite absorbed with contemplating the form and majesty of the rose flower, as it increasingly drew my attention and focus. The form of the rose is a mysterious mix of spiral and circle. Its colours can be rich but they are also infinitely subtle. An artist can only gaze in wonder and try to reflect some of the magic!