Belle Rouge, Oil and enamel on canvas 180 x 120 x 3 cm
Belle Rouge, the wild rose. Love, and death, passion and pain. I sit amongst the wild rose bush and inhale the perfume. I scratch my arm on the thorns; I gaze upon the perfect flowers. I think of you and my heart pounds in my chest. Our love is like this wild rose bush. Sharp and beautiful; passionate and painful. I never want to live without this Belle Rouge.
Belle Rouge is a contrast of styles which symbolise the passion and pain associated with the red rose. An expressionist sky of dripped and thrown paint sits next to delicate and vibrant red flowers created with thick palette knife strokes of blended oil paint. Large circular shapes suggest deconstructed blooms and delicate butterflies flutter amongst the flowers. Belle Rouge,