This oil painting by Holland’s most celebrated contemporary artist Marc Mulders (1958) is one of my favourite pieces. However I always find it very difficult to find a good spot for it. It’s too small for its own wall and too powerful to hang with something else. At present it resides behind my work desk off the bookshelves…not ideal. Mulders is famous for his depictions of flowers, this particular one is part of a series he made of a bouquet of 50 roses he received for his 50th birthday. I bought it straight from him at his atelier surrounded by sunlit meadows with wild flowers in the south of Holland. The paint was still wet and so thick it took over a year to stop smelling. Check: