FLOWER POWER May 31 2016
Inspired by the flowers bursting into bloom on the drawing board in my studio and in my garden, I thought I’d make the theme of this blog a floral one.
Over the past few months I’ve been busy working on a new bespoke, botanically inspired painting for ‘The Savill Garden’ in ‘Windsor Great Park’. The painting is a celebration of the very special Royal plant collections within the gardens. Flowers are such a timelessly classic subject matter and visits to ‘The Savill Garden’, the ‘RHS Lindley Library’ and of course ‘Chelsea Flower Show’ have provided me with a wonderful inspirational floral backdrop for this fabulous project. After several months spent studying, drawing and painting plants, I think I’m fairly hooked on painting flowers and I’ll be sure to add them into my future portfolio.
So, with the new painting finished, over the coming months I’ll be working in partnership with leading UK-based kitchen textile manufacturers ‘Ulster Weavers’ on an exciting new co-ordinated product range to launch at ‘The Savill Garden’ in September… more details to follow later this summer.
To continue my floral theme, I’m thrilled that my ‘Vintage Railway, Chichester’ painting has been selected to promote the ‘Chichester Cathedral Festival of Flowers 2016’. The Festival takes place from 2-4 June and the majestic nine hundred year-old Cathedral will be transformed with over eighty stunning floral arrangements, all following the theme of the title of the Festival: 'The Artist's Palette'. The theme will reflect artists represented in the Cathedral, local Sussex artists and other well-known artists. For further information take a look at:
If you are visiting Chichester over the summer, my current exhibition ‘Kelly Hall: Celebrating The British Isles’ is open in the beautifully refurbished Cloisters Café at ‘Chichester Cathedral’. It will run until the end of August and all signed prints featured in the exhibition are available to buy via my online shop at:
My blog next month will be all about the ‘South Down’, as I’ll be starting to work on an exciting new bespoke painting and product range for the ‘South Downs Way National Trail’ in the ‘South Downs National Park’. I’m delighted that, in order to pave the way for this new project, a selection of my Sussex signed prints and greeting cards are now available to buy from the National Trails online shop:
That’s all for now.
Thank you for reading!