So this is my….umpteenth show with the amazing team at Gallery de Novo. A botanical theme, yes. Some paintings feature the theme more than others. My favourite has to be “War of the Roses”. It’s a nod to Bruegel, Bosch maybe even Hogarth. It’s busy, a bit funny and there are dogs in there. So yes they’re having a battle. But with roses….right? Visually it turned out quite nice, with the distinct red and white halves. I had a go at repeating the image over and over, with smaller sizes, to make a chequred pattern. Might make it into wallpaper one day.