The scene is of the monastery situated in the private monastic area of Buckfast Abbey in Devon.
It is Summer, and the gardens are in full bloom, the sound of the fountain and the scent from the flowers add to the feeling of the joy of life.
The monastery and its gardens seem to knit together in perfect harmony, a gardener's dream.
Buckfast Abbey is a wonderous place where the community of Benedictine Monks have caringly been stewards of the buildings and grounds for hundreds of years.
The full painting is 70cm x 50cm, I used acrylic medium on canvas, and painted on site and from a photograph.
The Original painting is one of a set of privately commissioned works for the Monastic Community of Benedictine Monks at Buckfast who have graciously permitted me to show the painting here on my website.
If you wish to inquire for prints of this scene, then please contact the Community. You may also go to their website by clicking here.