"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..." 

My Light Inside -  2013 acrylic on canvas 70cm x 100cm

My Light Inside - 2013 acrylic on canvas 70cm x 100cm

Çakraları Aç-  2013 acrylic and crayon on canvas 114.5cm x 145cm

Çakraları Aç- 2013 acrylic and crayon on canvas 114.5cm x 145cm

Yes You Can -  2017 acrylic on canvas 50cm x 70cm

Yes You Can - 2017 acrylic on canvas 50cm x 70cm

Most of All This -  2010 oil on canvas 91cm x 122cm (sold)

Most of All This - 2010 oil on canvas 91cm x 122cm (sold)

Rosewater Mist -  2013 acrylic on canvas 35cm x 50cm

Rosewater Mist - 2013 acrylic on canvas 35cm x 50cm

Rest in Peace -  2016 oil on canvas 114.5cm x 145cm

Rest in Peace - 2016 oil on canvas 114.5cm x 145cm

Reverb of Her -  2014 acrylic on canvas 35cm x 50cm

Reverb of Her - 2014 acrylic on canvas 35cm x 50cm

All This is You -  2016 oil on canvas 35cm x 50cm (sold)

All This is You - 2016 oil on canvas 35cm x 50cm (sold)

Her in Chorus -  2014 acrylic on canvas 35cm x 50cm (sold)

Her in Chorus - 2014 acrylic on canvas 35cm x 50cm (sold)

Waterfall -  2010 oil on canvas 160cm x 180cm

Waterfall - 2010 oil on canvas 160cm x 180cm

The King -  2008 oil on canvas 140cm x 175cm

The King - 2008 oil on canvas 140cm x 175cm

Still Matters -  2008 oil on canvas 84cm x 115cm

Still Matters - 2008 oil on canvas 84cm x 115cm

Wish -  2006 oil on canvas 64cm x 89cm

Wish - 2006 oil on canvas 64cm x 89cm

The Rose -  2010 oil on canvas 91cm x 122cm

The Rose - 2010 oil on canvas 91cm x 122cm

the Blooming -  2018 oil on canvas sealed with resin 76cm x 102cm

the Blooming - 2018 oil on canvas sealed with resin 76cm x 102cm

Echo You're Feeling -  2014 watercolour on paper 38cm x 48cm

Echo You're Feeling - 2014 watercolour on paper 38cm x 48cm

Morning Glow -  2008 oil on canvas 91cm x 122cm

Morning Glow - 2008 oil on canvas 91cm x 122cm

Moon Blossom -  2014 oil on canvas 82cm x 114cm

Moon Blossom - 2014 oil on canvas 82cm x 114cm

Under the Skin -  2015 oil on canvas 35cm x 50cm (sold)

Under the Skin - 2015 oil on canvas 35cm x 50cm (sold)

Kos at Dusk -  2014 watercolour on paper 20cm x 30cm

Kos at Dusk - 2014 watercolour on paper 20cm x 30cm

Horizon -  2014 watercolour on paper 30cm x 30cm

Horizon - 2014 watercolour on paper 30cm x 30cm

Another World -  2014 watercolour on paper 30cm x 30cm

Another World - 2014 watercolour on paper 30cm x 30cm

All Days Count -  2014 watercolour on paper 30cm x 30cm

All Days Count - 2014 watercolour on paper 30cm x 30cm

In the Muck -  2014 watercolour on paper 30cm x 30cm

In the Muck - 2014 watercolour on paper 30cm x 30cm