This illustration focuses on the class system and how one’s mower can be an indicator of one’s class. Having a sit-on mower AND somebody to drive it for you is something many of us can only dream about.
You may love or hate these three-dimensional forms of personal expression but that is the main point, they are personal to the individual who placed them there. This illustration accompanies an article where Alan Titchmarsh discusses the pros and cons of adorning your garden with the traditional gnome or abstract sculpture.
I have only ever seen an owl on one occasion. I was driving up the M1 at dawn when an owl glided over the road and disappeared into the trees. I hope to see one again, perhaps in an environment more like this.
For my latest Gardeners’ World illustration I was asked to depict our illogical preference for one animal over the next. A flock of doves is a beautiful thing, but a woodpigeon, a grey squirrel or rabbit are often considered pests and not enjoyed to the same degree. Perhaps it is what they do that is the problem rather than what they look like?
A painting inspired by a trip to Anglesey last summer…