1. Confiture Maison
The delight of a fruity homemade jam from a family recipe, served in a cut glass bowl with a silver spoon at my favourite chateau in the Loire Valley.
2. Demi Tasse
Dark, rich, aromatic coffee sipped en terrasse in Pouzauges before walking across the market square to collect the morning's croissants.
Slices of ripe, juicy, sweet scented melon freshly cut for breakfast.
4. Pain au Chocolat
Strips of chocolate wrapped in golden pastry.
Flaky croissants just out of the oven served with lashings of Confiture Maison.
6. Rideaux Oranges
Morning sunlight streaming through the orange curtains of my favourite chateau to stay in the Loire.
7. Las Meninas
Inspired by Velazquez's stunning work in the Prado Museum, Madrid and the dress worn by the Infanta Margarita that took my breath away when I first saw it.
1. Labenne Océan
A sea blue inspired by large surfing waves catching the light on the west coast of France and a heart full of love.
2. Vincent's Cap
The colour of Van Gogh’s hat in Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear 1889, held at the Courtauld Galleries, London. This painitng shows Vincent's determination to continue painting in the cold.
3. Hodgkin Green
Exuberant bright green seen in so many of Howard Hodgkin’s stunning works that serve as a huge inspiration to my work.
4. Val de Loire
Childhood memories of picnics on the lush verdant riverbanks of the Loire River.
5. Coalport Vase
Inspired by the petrol blue of an exquisite vase designed by Coalport China that resdies in my parents' Drawing Room. Coalport China was founded by my ancestor, John Rose in 1795.
6. Hambledon Yew Forest
The view from Hod Hill, Dorset of the dark dense woods, where I must have walked a thousand times.
7. Labenne Sables
Sandy shores in the South of France where we lit fires at night and danced till dawn.