Smell The Roses


“Where there are no thorns there are no roses.”
~ Matshona Dhliwayo


Smell the Roses is from the Soften Series.  Created as the world was reeling from the economic, physical and emotional fallout of Covid-19 the Soften collection embraces GO-LOV 20, the antidote to fear offered by Neuroscientist Dr Joe Dispenza. As Leonardo da Vinci said, “Without love, what is there?”

“Soften” offers an antidote to life’s harsh edges. Created with passion and infused with love the palette embodies pinks, lavenders, ethereal warm whites and sunny yellows.

For Cassandra, and this painting, in particular,  the gentle blush of fragrant roses in bloom send so much love.  Layered in soft, sultry glazes Smell the Roses speaks to the heart.

760mm x 1110mm

Acrylic on canvas




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 white

Comes stretched and ready to hang.


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.


Worldwide shipping. Please enquire or see FAQ for the terms and conditions on international shipping and shipping times.

* Mockups for illustration only. May not be to scale

Additional information



The Joyful Artist