The Promise of Spring (2021)

Over the past year we have all slowed down and developed a greater appreciation of the importance of our gardens and outdoor spaces for our health and wellbeing. In this vibrant exhibition Lichfield artist Emma Cooper (Primrose Cottage Art) explores the tiny changes that signal the arrival of spring. The resulting paintings are a celebration of nature, colour, hope and resilience. 

“The promise of springs arrival is enough to get anyone through the bitter winter” Jen Selinsky

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The Allotment at Dusk
Acrylic on Canvas, 60cm x 80cm
£180
Peaceful evenings watering climbing beans and peas in the lengthening evening light
Hellebores
Acrylic on canvas, 51cm x 41cm
£100
The first flowers to emerge when everything else is bare, bringing beauty to dark winter days
Forsythia
Acrylic on canvas, 51cm x 41cm
£100
Sunshine in plant form
Bluebell woods
Acrylic on canvas, 60cm x 60cm
£150
“The bluebells made such a pool that the earth had become like water, and all of the trees and bushes seemed to have grown out of the water. And the sky above seemed to have fallen down to the earth floor; and I didn’t know if the sky was the earth or the earth was the water. I had been turned upside down.” 
Graham Joyce
Cherry Blossom
Acrylic on canvas, 56cm x 45cm
SOLD
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
Anais Nin
Tulips
Acrylic on canvas
£150
Magnolia
Acrylic on canvas, 56cm x 45cm
SOLD
The most glamorous flowers of spring, especially set against a bright blue March sky
A Quiet Corner
Acrylic on canvas, 60cm x 80cm
SOLD
Taking a moment to sit in the garden and just be. A quiet corner filled with apple blossom, primroses, forget-me-nots and lilac just starting to come back to life.
Daisy, Daisy
Acrylic on canvas, 51cm x 41cm
£100
Reliving memories of making daisy chains in the school playground
February Woodland Walk
Mixed media on paper, framed size 32cm x 26cm
£80
Bare branches, crispy footsteps and blue skies
The First Day of Spring
Mixed media on paper, framed size 32cm x 26cm
£80
That day when finally the sky is bright blue rather than putty grey. The smell of cut grass when the lawn gets its first mow of the year. The gaudy yellow of daffodils which seem so unnaturally bright after months of dullness. And that wonderful feeling when you look up at the sky and feel a hint of warmth on your face. 
The Promise of Spring
Mixed media on paper, framed size 32cm x 26cm
£80
Tiny green shoots emerging from the earth signal that spring is on its way 
Sunrise Pinks
Mixed media on paper, framed size 32cm x 26cm
£80
An early morning walk with pink skies above and crunchy snow underfoot
Cherry Blossom Rain
Acrylic and thread on paper, 29.7cm x 21cm (A4), unframed
SOLD
Petals falling from the sky like raindrops
Apple Blossom
Acrylic and thread on paper, 29.7cm x 21cm (A4), unframed
£32

WONDERING HOW THIS COLLECTION CAN FIT INTO YOUR HOME? 

PREPARATORY WORK FOR SALE

Preparatory paint sketches and triangle collages created in the development of this collection are also for sale.

  • A3 paint sketches £38 
  • A5 triangle collages £32 

Unframed, prices include P&P

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