FLORAL INFLUENCES

Walks in the countryside, canĀ  be an inspiration for many Artists. Our Sussex Countryside in Spring of 2017, and many visits to National Trust Gardens, particularly Kew at Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, inspired a range of close-up floral creations.

 

ALLIUMED 40X120 2017 GMW 700PIXELS

ALLIUMED
At the entrance to the walled Garden at Wakehurst, there used to be a wonderful display of Alliums. I love the ball of tiny flowers that create the distinctive head.
120 x 40 cm Acrylic- mixed media 2017

ACER SKY 40X120 GMW 2017

ACER SKY
The brilliance of the red against a blue sky, whilst walking at Wakehurst Place in Ardingly, captured my gaze and creative juices.
120 x 40 cm Acrylic – mixed media 2017

BLUEBELLED 120X40 GMW 2017 700PIXEL

BLUEBELLED
Early Bluebells in the year this was created, on a walk near where we live. The leaves were not fully formed, revealing a still barren ground.
120 x 40 cm Acrylics – mixed media 2017

WISTERY 120X40 2017 700

WISTERY
Standen House in Kent is known for it’s Tulips (see below) but the Wisteria hanging near the House, took my attention.
120 x 40 cm Acrylic – mixed media

FLORAL BURST 120x40 GMW 2017 1200pix

FLORAL BURST
A more abstract approach to combining Allium and Teasle structures, in an imaginary colour scheme.
120 x 40 cm Acrylic – mixed media 2017

TULIPED 120X40 GMW 2017 700 PIXEL

TULIPED
Standen House known for its Tulips. The April of 2017 left a strng impression.
120 x 40 cm Acrylic, gel medium 2017