Prints size420 x 420mm are on 200gsm archival quality paper, printed with UV stable inks and signed by the artist. Comes to you rolled in a sturdy postal tube. Price includes P&P to UK addresses.
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The Green Man’s Hat is a painting about hope and life.
In British folklore the Green Man is sometimes also called Robin Goodfellow, or Jack-in-the-Green. Shakespeare called him Puck. He – or someone very like him – occurs in many cultures throughout the world, down the ages. His leafy face can often be seen on pub signs, or carved into the stones of Christian churches, but he goes back way beyond Jesus. He turns up in Roman and Egyptian art, and I suspect, into prehistory. Clearly, the human spirit has always needed such a figure! I certainly do – he’s a figure I periodically return to in my art. He represents rebirth, growth and coming of Spring, and what’s not to like about that?
In my painting I have painted the Green Man’s Hat with the sort of thing I imagine he would decorate his titfer with. There’s a ivy, oak leaves, a fern frond unfurling, dog roses, honeysuckle and bluebells. There’s a wood mouse, a common frog, a scarlet tiger moth, and a tiny brown hare runs up one of his antlers. A song thrush sings, as a swallow swoops by, just returned for the summer to breed. The sky the snows of winter retreat and the moon travels across the sky towards the sun in the merry month of May.
I hope you like him and can feel his joyous, puckish spirit, bursting with life and bringing warmer, lighter, longer days.
A painting of the voyage of HMS Beagle, the ship on which Charles Darwin travelled around the world -with particular attention to South America - making discoveries as he went that would change the course of natural science.