Gothic Beauty, Oil and enamel on canvas 180 x 120 x 3 cm
Gothic Beauty, the wild rose. Love, and death, passion and pain. I sit among 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 live for this Gothic Beauty
Gothic Beauty 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 among the flowers. Gothic Beauty is ready to hang.