Komorebi: (The Japanese word to describe sunlight filtering through trees.)

The ‘Komorebi’ series is an ongoing project inspired by tropical and temperate plants growing in glasshouses. The paintings below are painted from photographs I took at Kew Gardens and Oxford Botanic Garden.

I have always been drawn to the luminescence of sunlight filtering through trees. The yellow green glow has a nostalgic quality that reminds me of fond childhood memories. The large variety of plants on display in the glasshouses make them particularly special places to see Komorebi in effect.


Nymphaea Acrylic on board 122 x 92 cm

Forest Floor Acrylic/gouache on board 34 x 122 cm

IMG_9119Canopy Acrylic on board 80.5 x 100.5 cm

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