• The Pondering of an Artist

Gifting the plants you grow...




"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow."


- Audrey Hepburn


For me, gardening and art go hand in glove, preferably a dirty one that's been in the soil, sowing, planting and weeding. When we moved to our house we were fortunate enough to have a blank canvas, just grass. We designed our own borders and over the years have slowly filled the borders with beautiful flowers, shrubs and plants. There's no specific colour palette or even any real order, but it's wild, colourful and beautiful. Gardens take time and I have had to learn to be patient. There is no instant gratification, but with time and patience comes satisfaction. Our borders are filled with plants, shrubs and flowers, mostly gifted to us from kind friends, family and neighbours, which makes our garden even more special. It's been lovingly tendered and I am lucky enough to have a very talented friend who is also a gardener. a friend who digs the soil, plants Roses, Dahlias, Agapanthus and Peonies among many other things. I have gained much gardening knowledge thanks to her and I have found many people are happy to offer their gardening advice. Gardening or any outside space where you have access to nature is therapeutic. Tending to my roses, weeding and listening to the birds and the bees and watching the butterflies, is the best meditation. As my reward for my hard work and patience I get to paint it, whilst listening to Gardener's Question Time and maybe having a cup tea. For me, It doesn't get better than that...