"Bougainvillea is one of my most Loved plants. Their colour and resilience inspires and nurtures my encouragement. This series was created over several years as I was finding my footing living on my own in Turkey. It was during this time that my inquiry into feminine power, vulnerability and soft strength began. I explored these themes through line, movement and colour in mostly oil and acrylic on canvas. All the while the bougainvillea outside my door, growing and giving me strength, urged me forward with its abundant flowers that were overtaking all the other growth in my garden; like something out of an Oscar Wilde story. Little did I know that this building up of strength was going to be a necessary preparation for what laid ahead..."