Jane Hill (The Art of Dora Carrington, London, 1994, p.111)
remarks of Carrington's love of flowers and still life painting 'Carrington had always painted flowers ... Flowers were painted against pointilist walls; on patterned, plain or plush cloths. They offered up endless permutations for showing texture and, most importantly of all, colour and light. Like Winifred Nicholson, Carrington never tired of painting flowers. Of all varieties, the naturally selected colours found in dahlias and tulips satisfied her most, and Carrington painted these blooms over and over again, with different characters and different moods'.