This collection of paintings is inspired by new and old memories. Memories of childhood days at Trebah: adventuring through jungles of bamboo and gunnera, swimming in the ocean, eating pasties under the shade of tree ferns.
As part of her process of remembering, Annabel Hocking revisits those memories, spending time in the gardens, soaking up and recording the abundance of colours, shapes and textures. Feeling nature’s divine life force.
Taking the sketches back to her studio, Annabel can tap back into the feeling of connection: to her family, to the landscape, remembering the moments onto canvas in expressive brushstrokes. She layers acrylic paint in vibrant colour, inspired by the Fauvists and Expressionists, before building in oil pastel, collage and embroidery.
You are invited to escape the busyness of everyday life and slow down, marvel at the abundance of nature, breathe in the moment.
Exhibition is FREE to view during garden opening hours