Tiny Secret Garden (i)
A tiny Secret Garden painting by Tracey Johnston in support of the @artistsupportpledge
Japanese Watercolour on Paper, 7 x 7 cms
This painting will be sent to you mounted on an A6 watercolour card, signed and dated. Posted by Royal Mail tracked and signed for.
The Artist Support Pledge
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many artists around the world have found themselves without work, teaching, technical support, gallery work, exhibitions and sales have disappeared. In an attempt to help alleviate some of this stress @matthewburrowsstudio has instigated the #artistsupportpledge
The concept is a simple one. You post images of your work to sell for no more than £200 each (not including shipping.) Anyone can then buy the work. Every time you reach £1000 of sales you pledge to buy another artist's work for $200.
'I pledge to support the and once I reach £1000 of sales I will buy another artist's work for £200.' Tracey Johnston June 2020
About this painting:
After I graduated from Art School I was awarded a travelling scholarship to Florence and spent three wonderful months there studying Art, Language and Culture. Every week I visited the Uffizi Gallery and studied the work of the Florentine Renaissance painter Sandro Botticeli, I particularly loved Primavera. Painted in the early 1480's the painting large in scale depicts a group of figures from classical mythology in a garden - an allegory based on the celebration of spring. Set in a mythical forest the springtime scene incorporates over 500 plant species including 200 different flowers.
It seems fitting to be revisiting this painting again now and my series of tiny secret garden paintings are directly inspired by it's beautiful plants and flowers. I hope to return to see it when I can.
Artist Support Pledge is a generous culture in support of artists and makers. ©️and ™️ 2020 Matthew Burrows all rights reserved.
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