Fine Art Print of 'The Major's Garden'.  The original painting has been selected by the Royal Academy Summer (Winter) 2020. Exhibition and featured (with Sophia) on the BBC2 Royal Academy Exhibition Documentary first broadcast, 17th October 2020.


Professionally photographed for this fine art print on matt, smooth, Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper.   All prints come with Artist Verification, delivered securely in a hardback envelope.


Image Sizes -  

Paper Size 28cm x 28cm - Image Size 20cm x 20cm (4cm white border)

Paper Size 40cm x 40cm - Image Size 30cm x 30cm (5cm white border)


Frame and Mount not included




‘The Major’s Garden’ relates to happy childhood memories of our late “Uncle John” … (A close family friend) who lived in our house during the 60’s and 70’s while I was growing up.  He was a lovely strong character who did his own thing, expressed himself in his own way and believed everyone should be able to do that too.


We used to have great conversations about life, art, music and nature. He was just a very inspiring person to know.


For my submission to the Royal Academy, I wanted to bring a portrait into my current work which is an impressionistic view of the undergrowth (the unsung hero of nature) and who better than 'Uncle John' sitting in an abundantly wild garden.


Uncle John was a man who was definitely before his time. I painted The Major’s Garden in his memory and being a creative himself, I just know he would have loved that this memory has made the Royal Academy... especially with those fabulous red shoes!


(‘The Major’ was a nickname we gave Uncle John for a while… he used to make us laugh so much by playing the character of a nutty  Sargent Major with a whistling tooth.) 




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Fine Art Print - 'The Major's Garden'