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Duncan MacDonald Johnson A cottage garden in Monmouthshire Original Landscape Art


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Duncan MacDonald Johnson
A Cottage Garden in Monmouthshire
Original Landscape Painting
Watercolour Paint on Paper
Image Size: H 56cm x W 76cm
The work is sold mounted but not framed . Overall size with mount is H 73cm x W 94cm

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A cottage garden in Monmouthshire is an original landscape painting by Duncan MacDonald Johnson. The sunlight in spring brought out the richness of this garden in Monmouthshire in contrast to the farmland surrounding it. It was a joy to sit in this garden for two days and watch Spring bloom all around me.

My art represents an attempt to capture an experience of the landscape of Wales, The Western Highlands of Scotland and Shropshire. Rather than trying to create a photographic sense of realism, I hope to communicate something about the spirit of a place, drawing inspiration from its sounds and smells, its atmosphere, and the feelings it provokes. My painting seems to me inseparable from my sense of belonging in the landscape. I will often return many times to a location to paint it, getting to know it more deeply as I do so. I feel that this way of working helps to infuse the paintings with a consciousness of the passing of time and season. Having said that, I do not wish to reflect an idealised view of the landscape, rather, I aim for a truthful balance between ‘wild’ nature and the immense and ever-changing impact of human activity on the land.

Above all, my work is a series of responses to the landscape, encountered in solitude. I find that isolation and the feeling of vulnerability, or even fear, that comes with it, can help attune the senses and intensify
awareness in a way that is artistically productive. These experiences are central to my painting; even my choice of colour is often a way of conveying my emotional response to a place.

To discuss any of Duncan Macdonald Johnson’s original paintings for sale please call 07799535765 or email

Original Painting, Landscape Art, Affordable Contemporary Painting

Size: H:73 cm x W:94 cm


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