When Ivon Hitchens' London studio suffered bomb damage in 1940, he moved to West Sussex, and continued to live there for the rest of his life. He first lived in a caravan near the South Downs, before building a house near Petworth. The surrounding countryside provided him with the inspiration for most of his work, and he painted many of his canvases out of doors.
During the winter months, when he could not paint outside, Hitchens completed canvases in his studio, and often turned to flower paintings. These are not carefully arranged studies, but 'a mixed bunch in a natural way.' He felt that flower paintings offered the same challenges as landscapes in regard to shapes and colour compositions.
- Artwork Details: 66 x 83.8cm
- Material description: oil on canvas
- Credit line: © Jonathan Clark Fine Art - The estate of the artist
- Theme: Still Life
- Medium: Painting
- Accession number: AC 143