Contemporary painter John D Martin imparts a classic English impressionist style on a sublime exterior garden scene, conveyed during the joyful season of Spring. The artist applies a soft, hazy palette of relevant colours to describe the setting, involving typical garden still life arrangments of which are rendered with loose and briskly paint stokes, eliciting a soothing impression of the picturesque spectacle, conveying a serene and inviting ambience. The intimacy of this landscape demonstrates care and exquisite precision which is employed to capture the essence of light and shade in this piece, implying the warmth and brightness of springtime. Blobs of dappled, flickering paint work describe the attractive pink and white flora that fill the verdant, overgrown backdrop of the garden, adding to the graceful, burgeoning atmosphere, transmitting pure beauty and optical pleasure. This piece evokes the delights and reliable pleasure of spending time in the garden during a sunny day.