'The Tanglewood' by Amber Caspian

'The Tanglewood' by Amber Caspian

Wednesday 5 February 2014

Secret Garden

One of my favourite childhood stories is 'The Secret Garden' by Frances Hodgson Burnett. As many of you will remember, it tells the story of an orphaned girl who, together with her guardian's ill son, find and tend a garden hidden behind a locked door.

I love the idea of those first moments of discovery, with the child peering through the keyhole seeing a miniature, keyhole-shaped garden in need of a little care... 

My first painting ~ Discovery ~ is the neglected and overgrown garden as first discovered, beautiful in it's own way but sorrowful too...

Secret Garden ~ Discovery by Sarah Turpin

Thereby follows the changes wrought by the children throughout the seasons as it flourishes...
Secret Garden ~ Spring by Sarah Turpin
Secret Garden ~ Summer by Sarah Turpin
Secret Garden ~ Autumn by Sarah Turpin
Secret Garden ~ Winter by Sarah Turpin

...and ending with a magical winter.

Each painting or print is mounted within a keyhole shaped window.

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