I was commissioned to do a flower painting, but on a large scale and in oils – to set off a room in which pink and floral was the main theme. Peonies are beautiful flowers, but they are more delicate than roses which they superficially resemble. An oil painting such as this which was about 60 by 30 inches would be about £3,000 to £5,000.

I have also included a digital drawing of Disa stolzii, a terrestrial orchid from Tanzania