Living close to the Kogelberg biosphere one is surrounded by the amazing variety of what one calls Fynbos. It is inspiring and one is never short of subjects. I paint for passion and I seldom have no work in progress. Often I will come across something special and I totally fall in love with it. It just must be painted and everything else is shelved – the flower or plant rules! I was extremely excited about the woody Iridaceae and set about locating and painting the Klattias and Witsenia and being endemic to the area made them extra special.