Witch Hazel (Hamamelis) in flower, 2015

On a cold winter morning I was working in a Japanese garden in Surrey where I came upon a group of witch hazels. The winter sunlight was hitting the candy like petals and their hint of scent was on the air. It lifted my day and was the inspiration for this picture. I hope the picture is able to lift others and to inspire people to get outdoors even in winter.  Witch Hazel in Flower, 2015, oil on canvas, 126x 89cm part of my Flourishing Gardens series.

Witch Hazel in Flower (Hamamelis), 2015

Witch Hazel in Flower (Hamamelis), 2015

Witch Hazel in Flower (detail), 2015

Witch Hazel in Flower (detail), 2015