'Spring blossom, Esher', (2012), oil on linen, 122 x 71 cm2012
Every Spring, for a brief period, The Green at the centre of Esher in Surrey is transformed by an explosion of pale pink blossoms that appear on the trees. In the background is depicted an old public house called The Bear where Lord Nelson used to stay overnight while travelling to Portsmouth. In the centre is a bronze statue of Britannia, commenorating in fact Queen Victoria. It was she who, in 1877, gifted the town the stone fountain and water trough appearing in the foreground. Between them on the path is a female dog walker seen from the rear.
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