Hope – Ancestral Woods Collection

Full of light and energy this little painting will bring you joy every time you gaze upon it.

Mounted in a soft white double mount ready to frame,

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This painting feels full of hope. The lightness in it draws me forwards and leaves me with a feeling of optimism. Whenever I look at it I feel like I am looking into the future. Every time, I feel uplifted.

I wonder what my ancestor's would have hoped for? What did they dream about and wish for themselves and their families as they worked so hard each day?

A note about the colours.

Rich rusty browns and warm muted shadows. This painting has an inner light that draws you in. The warmth is found in the dappled yellow and green in the distance. The pen and wash style adds to the detail of the piece. This simple painting will capture your heart. Overall it has a warm feel to it, but with a lightness about it that lifts the spirits.

Ancestral Woods collection

Inspired by research into my family history, which took me to the tiny church in West Harling, on the edge of Thetford Forest, Norfolk. Ancestral Woods is a collection of paintings, making visual the deep connection I felt standing on my ancestor's land.

Materials and Finish used for the original

Painted on Fabriano watercolour paper with Daniel Smith watercolour paints and black pen ink. This original comes mounted in a soft white double mount, cellophaned for protection. The image is 6.5 x 4.5 inches and the overall mounted size is 10 x 8 inches.


A Giclée print is available as an option. Giclée is a high quality printing technique using archival inks and paper. The colour matching is as near as you can get to the original. The giclée prints come mounted in a soft white double mount to fit a standard frame. The image is printed with a border around it so there is space for my signature. The print comes with a certificate of authentication signed by both myself and the print maker, stating the materials used comply to museum quality archival standards. You can be confident your print has been made by skilled technicians using the highest quality materials. The image size is 7 x 5 inches and the overall mounted size is 10 x 8 inches. 

Hope is a small painting so would suit a side wall, hallway or small corner. If you want to hang it on a main wall you could choose a wide frame that would make more of a statement. A white wooden frame would keep things light and airy and extend the light within the painting outwards. A distressed metallic wide frame would also achieve this effect. A thinner wooden frame too would add to the lightness. If you go for a dark frame, it will focus your attention on the painting more and intensify the light within it. Again a wide or thin dark wooden frame would achieve this effect. It will look great on a neutral coloured wall with a warm or cool tone. It would look equally good on a coloured wall as long as the colours are similar to those within the painting itself.


Additional information

Dimensions 10 × 8 in
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Hope - Ancestral Woods Collection – Original

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Own this one off original. See main description for more information.