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Mam's Garden (Paradise)

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This is a painting of my mothers garden. Its a terraced house, 1 of 49 on one side of the street in a traditional mining village in Wales. My mother has always been very proud of that outdoor space, as were a number of our close neighbors. To an outsider, the land resembles more of an allotment, approximately 15 feet by 60 feet in dimension.

In my memory, the garden resembles a paradise in amongst a grey crumbling relic of a decaying mining industrial village. The primary school to the left, was what I attended and I have always painted it as a towering and menacing shape.

  • Medium:Oil on canvas
  • Size:4' x 2'6"
  • Year:2001
  • Mam's Garden (Paradise)