Peonies really have to be ckose to the top of my favourite flower list.
The thrill when you walk around a corner and there a stunning tree peony the size of a dinner plate, smiling at you!
'Splendour' was one of my really big pastel paintings 120cm across. It was originally one of 20 paintings commissioned by a hotel in the New Forest.
There is something about the way sunlight plays with peony petals that sends me off into a dream world.
It's available now as a limited edition print.