I think flowers are natures way to show off colour. Flowers are like jewels in a field. When I collect and arrange nature’s jewels, I always consider the setting, much like an earring or a necklace. I ask myself, ‘what colour is really special in this arrangement and how do the colours around it support it to make it sing? Where on the picture plane do I want that exciting colour to be?’ I try to build my compositions around these jewels.