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a word on art

RHS Hampton Court 2021

After a year of cancelled flower shows, we were delighted to exhibit at the RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival in early July. From stunning gardens to creative plant displays there was an abundance of delights that certainly kept the G&P team busy all week.

A carefully curated display of Post-Impressionist paintings were on display alongside the floral masterpieces of our contemporary artists including Peter Wagemans and Kenneth Webb and sumptuous still lifes by Paul S. Brown and Stewart Lees. Visitors and exhibitors alike were enraptured by our jovial selection of Jonathan Walker’s watercolours and by David Shepherd’s majestic African beasts.

Peter van Breda and Martin Taylor joined us on our stand for some fascinating live painting demonstrations. Throughout the week Peter van Breda worked on two exquisite London landscapes: Tower Bridge with the River Thames glinting in the sparkling morning sun, and Putney Bridge bustling with the energetic movement of the Putney rowing team in the foreground. It was enchanting to see these familiar scenes come to life on the canvas as the week progressed. Meanwhile Martin mesmerised the crowds with his many miniscule brushes as he worked on a magnificent landscape of Northamptonshire.

It was wonderful to finally see so many clients, old and new, after such a long hiatus and it has certainly got our appetite ready for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show which is being held in September at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.


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