Painted in 2020 as part of a series of four, Pete’s Spring painting from his The Seasons series is as joyful as it is beautiful. This work was inspired by the artist’s love of Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock prints which first emerged in the 17th century. Ukiyo-e, meaning ‘pictures of a floating world’, often celebrated the beauty of nature in all its annual stages. Blossom was also a typical subject in such prints, which Pete pays homage to in this striking new work which features a blossom branch, on which a nuthatch perches.
The painting has been signed twice. One signature has been placed on the painting itself; the other is seen on the reverse of the painting alongside a doodle.
Measures 56cm x 81cm.
Emulsion on board.
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