GLORIOUS GARDENS May 22 2015
I have a life-long passion for British floral heritage and garden design - a recent research trip to Queen Victoria’s fabulous Osborne House and gardens on the Isle of Wight was a real treat. My current obsession with Victorian kitchen gardens, glasshouses and potting sheds was well catered for, and I’d warmly recommend a trip to anyone with similar interests.
Recently, I feel very lucky to have been approached by the organizers of the fabulous ‘Chichester Cathedral Festival of Flowers 2016’. They will be showcasing my ‘Chichester, Vintage Railway’ painting in the promotion of this wonderful, fund-raising event. As an artist, plants and flowers are a rich source of inspiration for my colour palette, so ‘watch this space’ for my new floral collections.
Inspired by my best selling ‘Fresh Vegetables’ print (available at www.kellyhalldesigns.com) I have set myself the challenge to grow a selection of the featured vegetables. I’ve chosen varieties that are easy-to-grow, taste good, and look beautiful enough to paint! So, in my spare time, I’ll be found pottering in our vegetable garden - I’m hoping for crops of Rainbow Chard, Courgettes, and Hundredweight Pumpkins, just in time for Halloween.
My final news is that I’m absolutely thrilled that a selection of my ‘Vintage Railway’ prints are now available to buy at John Lewis, from the newly refurbished Pictures and Frames department in the Oxford Street store, and online.
Thank you for reading and happy gardening!