Where wild roses bloom is a large, abstract expressionist work measuring 200 x 100 x 3 cm on two square canvas panels of 100 x 100 x 3 cm hung next to each other. In a secret corner of the garden, hidden beneath the trees grows a patch of ground, wild and free. Dark, kept in the shade with sunlight dazzling in the distance, grow roses, unkempt and wild. Straining to reach the meagre sunlight, fighting for their right to live, these roses are not the preened, trimmed floral works on display, they are natures true survivors. This is my inspiration for this work. In painting it I have tried to capture the wild and tough spirit of these neglected plants by keeping the paint loose and free flowing and concentrating on the colour and play of light in my imaginary garden. The painting is finished with a satin varnish and the boxed edges are painted black. It is ready to hang.
Acrylic, ink and enamel on canvas