I was given amazing access to parts of the Hampton Court Palace gardens that few people get to see. It was February and very cold so few tourists were about. As I sat there drawing with my feet in a plastic bag to stop the cold seeping in, a Japanese tourist came by and took my photo. Just another mad artist!
The gardeners, however, were in full flight. Working in every nook and cranny as a great supporting team. This painting was the result of many drawings and I chose this particular place as I remembered it was my mother’s favourite garden which she would bring me to admire as a little girl.
Oil on canvas 61 x 81cm