I previously studied Garden Design at the English Gardening School and after this ran my own garden design and build business. I first visited this conservatory during my studies, twinning this with my interest in the built environment, I returned years later to paint it. Much like Kew the structure of the space fascinated me as did the plants. Combining brutalist architecture/interior design with what effectively felt like an interior jungle gave the sense of the power of nature over the built environment. Which is not the case here but the nature of the planting gives that impression and that it was I want the viewer to feel. Almost post-apocalyptic I again played with the negative to emphasize the roof structure and emboldened the plants to stand out more to add interest. The orange roof was decided upon to add context to the warmth of the space under the glazing.
This print is one of a limited edition of 100. The dimensions of the visible print area are 30cm x 40cm. The total size is 32cm x 42cm which includes a 2cm border for framing purposes. Each print is individually signed and numbered by the artist. Enclosed is a certificate of authenticity to guarantee your print is a limited artwork only available at the edition stated.
The original painting of 'Barbican Conservatory' was painted in 2016 with acrylic paint on Hahnemühle bamboo paper 265gsm.
The painting was professionally scanned and colour checked/proofed. A giclée print is produced to order using archival inks on 310gsm Hahnemühle William Turner smooth matt paper. These prints are museum archival grade.
The print will be shipped in a protective tube or flat between two ply cardboard or alternatively can be collected in person.
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