I have missed working on floral portraits, so I decided to go back to a few that I started several months back, but never completed. This piece is of a co-worker and friend whom I admire a great deal. She has an inner strength, a bold and confident personality and a visibly respected mother’s patience and love, as was evident from meeting her son, an impressive young man. This work was done from one very quick iPhone snapshot that I took during a meeting. I knew when I took it that I didn’t need additional photos, it captured what I’d hoped and I quickly pictured what this would look like as a completed piece, the work below is very close to that initial vision.