Original media: Inks, gouache, acrylics, coloured pencil, gold leaf and gold thread.
Measures 58cm x 58cm (mounted)
Painted in 2019 for ‘Catching the Light', a solo exhibition at Chantry House Gallery. This is a painting of a place half remembered, half imagined. I was an art student in York. I loved the city and was sad to have to move away. The autumn after I graduated my best friend Helen took me to St Pauls Square – a very elegant area of the city where grand houses surround a communal garden. Helen and I snuck in to collect autumn leaves and sit on a bench. I’ve never been back, but I’ve always remembered it. I painted it in Springtime and so the garden in my imagination also had to be spring.