The Countryside Beside Me (Original, Signed and Framed)

  • £1,200.00

Painting Size: 80cm x 60cm

Mixed Media: Windsor and Newton Artists Watercolours | Windsor and Newton Designers Gouache | Old Holland Watercolours

I have a good friend that lives in a village called Shere in the Surrey Hills, a place I lived myself for almost two years.  The surrounding countryside is what drew me to want to live in this beautiful area for a time.  I visited my friend recently and we travelled through from Shere to a neighbouring village called Peaslake, renowned for its mountain biking trails.  We however, went by Evolve electric all terrain longboards, one of the best, most thrilling ways to travel cross country.  The weather was perfect, crisp and sunny, warm for April, as we travelled down dusty tracks past farms and wonderful properties. 

The following day, having returned to Hove and my studio I wanted to paint how I felt on the previous day, with the aim of conjuring a sense of peace and tranquility, which is how I felt.  The scene is from imagination though influenced by the surrey hills countryside, where you will find the most beautiful weeping willows.

The cost includes exceptional quality framing, dry mounted (meaning the painting remains completely flat forever), art glass (thick UV reflective glass ensuring the painting doesn't fade), mounted and framed with the best materials.  Close from Natural Oak, Limed Oak, Dark Stained Oak or White Washed Wood (my favourite!). 

Of course, if you'd prefer to frame the painting yourself then the cost is reduced. 

Please email, call or text me: mattwatercolours@gmail.com | +44 7983770665 to discuss the painting and options. 

A limited edition print of this painting is available (on thick watercolour paper) > here