A Poppy in a Barley Field (Original, Signed and Framed)

  • £1,200.00

Painting Size: 85cm x 60cm 

Media: Windsor and Newton Artists Watercolours 

The inspiration for this painting came from walking in the beautiful Sussex countryside and the South Downs National Park.  If we stop and look around us when we are in nature I believe something powerful and grounding happens - a connection to ourselves as much as to what we might be experiencing visually.  

I don't mention it enough but when I paint I am trying to capture the way I felt and saw things as a child, there was wonder and newness in everything, with a future that seemed likely to be endless and invincible.  Thankfully, there's something inside me that remains of this, and whenever I get this feeling, something akin to deja vu I take a photo, make a sketch and write a note on how I felt.  These elements when combined are exactly what I am trying to paint, that sense of unending time from childhood, or perhaps the way I saw things as a child.  I believe we all still have that ability inside us, to really look and see that glimmer of something beyond explanation.

This painting is full of serene colours and tones.  When I walked past a field of early barley not yet ripe, with a single poppy dancing on a thin stalk it was beautiful, it made me feel young.  I hope that comes through in this work. 

I now provide framing consultation for each original painting, the cost includes that bespoke service. (Though for international and UK shipping - where unable to collect from my gallery - there will be an additional cost).  I have a curated selection of 20 frames I work with that enhance with my work and colour palettes.  Obviously, if you'd like to frame the artwork yourself there will be a reduction in the list price.  If you have any questions please visit my contact page or click the 'Chat with us' button.