In the style of Henri Matisse
When creating designs for our clients' gardens there are many factors that influence the final design. We interpret the client's brief and use this to understand how their garden will ultimately suit their lifestyle and tastes. Working within the constraints and exploiting the opportunities of the site we are able give every garden a personality of it's own.
Inspiration comes from all manner of places, not always from conscious inspiration. In a recent Houzz blog article our award winning Northbridge garden, designed by Art in Green landscape architect Nick Kennedy, was likened to the artistic style of French artist Henri Matisse.
Whilst the design for this garden developed while addresssing the brief and site restrictions/oportunities, and not specifically emulating a particular style of influenced by a particular designer or artist, it's rewarding to have the garden's design recognised for it's use of shapes and proportions.
"One thing above all that we can learn from Matisse is how different shapes can be used within a defined boundary. By studying his cutouts, we can learn how to simplify our designs, creating a perfect structure of balance and scale without getting into details that can sidetrack the designs.
This garden could have been cluttered with the different shapes and materials used, but it flows beautifully; all the areas are linked."