“Forget Me Not’. Size 40 x 30 inches. Features a young feminine beauty in a summer dress. The abstract butterflies were created very simply with gold leaf. I didn’t want them to compete or be defined but rather ‘suggest’ in a reflective way. They are similar in tonal value with the background and so they tend to appear and disappear depending on the viewing angle and the reflective light source. The background features an abstract use of brush work with various layers of color and texture. I wanted a vibrant, energetic feeling. I see these brush strokes representing emotions, spirit and the scent of spring/summer gardens. My ambition was to create a visually stimulating artwork with a feeling of sensuality and an air of mystique within an untold story.