A riotous display of flowers inspired by the formal gardens at Wallington Hall in Northumberland. Wallington is a place of childhood memories and mystery: Strange fountains which spurted water from stone faces, pennies and ponds, a magical place of colour, texture and scent. This painting developed after a visit to the gardens where I took many photographs of the flower beds. I had a canvas that is much larger than my usual size and started filling it with flowers, building a sense of the ordered chaos and beauty amongst the petals, stems and leaves.
This painting is sold framed to Guild of Framers' Commended Level.
Acrylic on Canvas