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Just Living is Not Enough...


It's part of a quote by Hans Christian Anderson, the Danish author of children's stories.


I was recently asked where the inspiration of my latest painting came from.


"Just living is not enough, one must have the sunshine, freedom and a little flower".

Is the whole quote by Anderson. I was thinking of this whilst sketching in my garden.

Those who follow my Instagram account will know that I have been spending a little time in the garden at the end of a working day, to unwind. grabbing the first medium that comes to hand.

I am missing my garden this year. Last year I was furloughed and could watch it spring to life. This year I am working full time (which I very rarely do) due to a series of