Last spring, Samantha Allan explored the gardens at Brantwood, John Ruskin's former home on the steep slopes overlooking Lake Coniston in Cumbria. Over 250 acres are split into eight unique gardens which continue the many radical experiments horticulture which Ruskin began.
"As the rains came and went the new flowers and leaves on the magnificent azaleas and rhododendron soaked up the moisture and hung like giant sponges, waiting to release the captured water as soon as the spring breeze moved through. My aim was to capture this humid atmosphere, with leaf mould underfoot and tree silhouettes above"
Inspired by John Ruskin’s striking 5ft high paintings of flora and fauna which he used as teaching diagrams for his students, Samantha has created a series of limited edition, signed prints which play with scale, simplicity and boldness of form.
PRINT LARGE, £165: size: 84 x 59 cm (34" x 24")
PRINT LARGE FRAMED, £255 - size: 86 x 61 cm (35" x 25" )
Giclee printed on paper stock: Awagami Washi Bamboo 170 gsm
(The finest quality, archival, acid-free paper. 100% ecological, crafted from natural fibres + pure mountain water, it’s handmade for beautiful print output and longevity.)
Printed in England
Authentication label on reverse
Framed in our oak, black wooden or white wooden frames
Please note: Our framers are recognised by the Fine Art Trade Guild for their quality because the custom frames have tightly pinned corners, and are made from precision cut wood in England, made bespoke for each order. All our frames are glazed with our Clarity+ Perspex. It's cut from the highest quality acrylic sheet that's both crystal clear, but also safe and filters out 99% of UV light to protect the artwork.
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High quality, digital art reproduction from original watercolour
Limited edition of 100