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Garden Glimpse I & II

Garden Glimpse I & II

By Chris Woodcock


Acrylic on paper

Original artworks


Image size: H: 24cm x W: 24cm approx

Framed size: H 34cm x W: 34cm approx

£165 each


This pair of delicately-observed paintings record the profusion of alium, agapanthus and other summer flowers in the artist's Oxfordshire garden border on two subsequent days.


The pair is painted in tache-style using a flat brush to make square or rectangular marks. The vivacious mix of lilacs, pinks and white, against a blanket of greens and a vivid, bright blue sky, suggests the heat and colour of a cottage garden at the height of the summer season.


    Based in her garden studio, overlooking a paddock of pet Soay sheep, Chris explores ways to capture the natural world – creatures, plants, seascapes and landscapes. 


    Delighting in detail and texture, her favourite media are drypoint print and pen and ink, though she also likes to combine these with paint, pastel and mixed media, sometimes for abstract compositions which still show detail in their texture, pattern and colour gradations.


    In our debut year we have shown two of her recent collections of original pen and ink drawings – her topiary garden scenes, extended into potted topiary drawings and paitings, and her Soay sheep and other animal portraits. We have also shown two pairs of her brightly-coloured, tache-style flower head and garden border paintings.


    She runs a programme of art workshops and art history talks at Spencer House Gallery and in North Oxfordshire.

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