Gardening is about creativity and relaxation - mental relaxation, and physical relaxation when the menial tasks are done and I am sitting admiring the flowers. (I do a lot of sitting looking.) Gardening is one of the few things I do where I am not thinking about something else at the same time - painting is another. Click here for my website www.fredawaldapfel.squarespace.com if you would like to see my paintings which are very much inspired by the garden.
I try to create a sense of abundance and generosity. Someone once said the garden was 'billowing' and I loved that. It's also been described as 'flowing'. It is very much a summer garden. Colour, form and texture are the main elements in the compositions I create. I am sustained by the beauty of the garden - it's hard to feel down when surrounded by beautiful, growing things.