|My wandering nephew!|
I just love these pictures I took of Arley Hall and its stunning walled gardens at the weekend whilst babysitting my two year old nephew! I intially set up ‘Illustrating an Arty Life’ so I could show all aspects of not just an artist’s life, but how anyone can impart art into their lives.
These photos herald the start of a continued love affair of mine for wild flowers, scented herbs, mysterious walls, twisting iron gates, tumbling ivy and secret gardens. Always a massive lover of stories such as Alice in Wonderland and films like Sinbad, I’m hoping to infuse my love of wonder and mystery into a new series of abstract artworks.
Arley Hall is a little gem, not far from Northwich in Cheshire. I’m sure you’ll have your own little haven of garden magic not too far from where you live. I also love Ness Gardens in Chester but Arley feels way more intimate and ‘secretive’!
|Funky angle of Arley Hall!!|
|I adore this iron gazebo!!|