Love is a Flower


Love is a Flower

76 cm x 110 cm 
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
The name was inspired by the lyrics of a song sung by Bette Midler



Some say love, it is a river
That drowns the tender reed
Some say love, it is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed
Some say love, it is a hunger
An endless aching need
I say love, it is a flower
And you, its only seed

It’s the heart, afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance
It’s the dream, afraid of waking
That never takes the chance
It’s the one who won’t be taken
Who cannot seem to give
And the soul, afraid of dying

That never learns to live

When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the sun’s love
In the spring becomes the rose


Songwriters: Amanda Mcbroom

I love this song!Roses have always been dear to my heart. My mum adored roses and grew many beautifully perfumed varieties, and for her funeral, she specifically requested that Bette Midler’s The Rose be played. It seemed poignant that two months to the day of her passing  (Aug 22, 2022) a gorgeous, loved-up couple, purchased this painting. Mum loved her roses and she had a long and loving relationship with her husband, before he too passed. I created this painting in memory of my mum not long after she passed.

Love is a Rose is inspired by a beautiful Italian book of flower paintings I purchased from a super gorgeous Italian bookshop owner in Puglia, Italy. Isabella.

The work is also inspired by UK astrologer Pam Gregory who encourages us to share what love has made… to counteract images of terror, fear and warmongering with that of love, light, beauty and joy.


Layered in gestural sweeps of thick pigment, on a bed of customised sensuous black (made from my favourite magenta and ivory black) the palette embodies mind, body and soul, Love is a flower speaks to the heart.


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Original Acrylic Painting on Stretched Canvas.

The painting has been created on artist-quality 100% cotton canvas and finished with a double coat of UV resistant gloss varnish, protecting the longevity and enhancing the vibrancy of the colours.

The sides of the canvas have been painted chocolate black

Comes stretched and ready to hang.


love, it is a flower And you, its only seed

Your painting will be hand signed on the front and back, with its title written on the rear of the canvas. You will also receive a certificate of authenticity.


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* Mockups for illustration only. May not be to scale

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