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CANCELLED Water Colours by Rachel McNaughton

We are always delighted to exhibit the watercolours of Leeds based artist Rachel McNaughton. Rachel’s biography tells us more about her inspiration:

“Flowers are the centre of my focus and their myriad colours, combined with their delicacy and fleeting nature, are a constant source of inspiration.

I work from life, or from my own photographs but both are merely a starting point and many paintings are created from a combination of various images.


Watercolour presents the artist with many unexpected “ accidents” and often shapes that appear in initial washes become suggested flowers  and so a painting often chooses its own path to completion.

Over time my work has moved away from botanical accuracy into a more expressive style and become looser with runs and dribbles becoming part of the process of creating the image.”

You can read more about Rachel here

More about our art exhibitions:

The art exhibitions are located in the tea room and are open to the public during regular garden opening times.

Admission to the tea room and art exhibitions are free.

The works of art are available to purchase, please ask at the entrance hut.

Snowdrops by Rachel McNaughton