“Nos Fleurs” (Our Flowers) 30x20cm oil on canvas (June 2022). Mama Renée loved flowers, gardens, garden centres, parks. Especially when they were in bloom. Renée’s paintings reflected not only the beauty of flowers, gardens and landscapes, but also beauty in general – especially portraits, people, animals, everything. “Nos Fleurs” were flowers from my Mama’s garden – red and yellow roses, buddleia with foliage from my London garden. I continued to tend Renée’s garden lovingly, after her passing (October 2021), until her apartment was sold 8 months later. The flowers were so beautiful and asked to be painted.