This book will make you stop in your tracks and instantly pick it up – words cannot describe the beauty of this stunning book, all painted by the very talented Rosie Sanders.

Details: Award-winning and hugely popular artist Rosie Sanders showcases the beauty of the rose in her follow up to Rosie Sanders Flowers. Over 80 stunning paintings and sketches are shown for the first time. The artist writes a personal letter on each of her rose paintings (to be given unopened to the final recipient or buyer of the painting). Many of these personal letters sit alongside the paintings, as they explain the creative and emotional process she went through to create it. The book is a revealing insight into the artist’s muse and the author’s sketches and drawings are also included to show the full artistic process.

The book is introduced by an extended essay on the resonance of the rose – all across the world – in our art, literature, poetry, folklore and gardens. The rose emblem is timeless and this book not only celebrates its beauty in art but tells the story of the rose as one of nature’s most powerful motifs.

Rosie Sanders is an artist and the author of several books. Her work has been displayed in many galleries, including the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art in Kew Gardens and the Park Walk Gallery since 2002. She has also been awarded five Gold medals by the Royal Horticultural Society and won the Royal Academy miniature award.

Rosie currently lives in Devon where she gives residential and non-residential botanical painting courses.

This is a book that will absolutely inspire so many people; anyone who aspires to be an artist, as well as lovers of roses, or someone just looking for a beautiful book. The words are eloquent and the paintings sublime, the sheer size of the images and the vibrant detail in the colours is breathtaking. This is such a special book, one of our favourite books this year! Highly Recommended!