Longing – Ancestral Woods Collection

Longing is full of the warmth and sunshine.

Deep within us is a longing to connect, to belong. Tracing your family history brings a connection to the people and the places that formed you.

The original is available along with a Fine Art Giclée Print.

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This painting is so full of warmth and sunshine it feels like a big warm hug. When I look into it, it pulls at the longing in me to connect, the longing to belong.

Sometimes we long to connect with a person, sometimes the longing is for a place or a landscape. We long to reconnect with nature, to connect with the natural rhythm of life that gets so lost and distorted in the noise of the day to day.

This painting is full of that feeling of love and connection. I hope you feel it too.

A note about the colours.

Warm shadows and lemony lime highlights. Muted greens and hints of autumnal rust and gold. Longing has a warm internal light created by light reflecting through the golden washes and bouncing off the white of the paper.

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 St Cuthbert's Mill watercolour paper with Daniel Smith and Winsor and Newton watercolour paints. This original comes mounted in a soft white double mount, cellophaned for protection. The image is 9.5x 6.5 inches and the overall mounted size is 14 x 11 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 10 x 7 inches and the overall mounted size is 16 x 12 inches. 

Where to hang it and frame styles.

This painting was made to hang on a main wall. With a beautiful frame it will be a talking point for all your visitors. Neutral wall colour is a natural match, but it will also look beautiful hanging on a wall that matches one of the colours within the painting itself. Alternatively,   hang on a purple wall (yellows complimentary colour) and it will stand out with real impact. For a frame, any wooden frame dark or light wide or thin, will suit this painting. Make a big bold statement with a wide ornate brushed gold frame. Or keep it light and airy with a weathered white frame, again wide or thin.

Additional information

Dimensions 14 × 11 in
Original or Print

Original, Fine Art Giclee Print


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Longing - Ancestral Woods Collection – Fine Art Giclee Print

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Longing - Ancestral Woods Collection – Original

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