The Audrey Rose Collection is inspired by and named after my lovely friend Audrey. She was kind enough to give me permission to use a photograph of her favourite David Austin rose as a reference for my work.
Audrey is the founder of the weekly #FlowersOnFriday Twitter event. Gardeners from around the world share photos from their homes, gardens and allotments, providing some much-needed cheer during the difficult months of lockdown. Audrey is beloved by the online gardening community and you can find her here: Flowers on Friday
To create the rose I used the Procreate iPad app. The Derwent Pencil setting allows me to work just as I would on paper.
At a distance, the rose may look a little like a photograph. If you look very closely though, you will see all of my pencil strokes and the myriad colours that work together to form each petal.
Through working on this special tribute to Audrey I have found a love of drawing detailed flower designs. If you have seen my previous artworks that I have placed in the Tiny Potager Shop, I am sure you will appreciate the change in style. My love for the natural world, my garden and creating a sense of timelessness has taken a new direction, and as I follow this creative path I am excited to see where it will lead.
I give thanks to all the people, too many to name, who encourage me with their company, kind words and support, helping me to develop as an artist.
Beck; Tiny Potager