The Garden

During 2008 I began sketching in the Botanical Gardens, Bath. The original sketches (see example above), whilst never intended to be literal studies of plant and place, are firmly rooted in the observed. However, the intention was always to create a notebook from which painterly ideas could be explored. This year I've begun some intermediary studies exploring composition, colour and idea. It is intended that a set of paintings will grow out of these studies.