April 2021


Artist Theronda Hoffman has unveiled her latest collection of stunning works of art all created within the picturesque grounds of the beautiful Playford Hall.

In November 2020, Theronda was thrilled to be invited by Playford Hall’s owners to be the artist in residence. She began her creative journey, visiting the Hall grounds each Monday of every week. 

“It has been an incredible experience to be able to visit such a stunning location and paint in the peace and tranquillity of these grounds,” said Theronda. “To witness the landscape`s seasonal changes over the last few months has been inspiring, and as signs of new life emerge all around us, giving us all hope and more positive feelings after COVID and showing that the power of nature can renew.

“The weather has been challenging at times, and I have been painting in temperatures ranging from 18°C to -3°C as well as in the rain and snow, but it has all added to the adventure. The squirrels would often perform, what appears to me like acrobatic displays, putting on a show, jumping from one tree to another.”

And it was one of these squirrels that sparked the inspiration behind this exhibition. “On January 4th, it was raining, and I saw this one squirrel darting towards this huge tree,” explains Theronda. “As I was hanging my umbrella so I could work under its branches for shelter it dawned on me that this tree was a fantastic outdoor natural gallery to hang an art exhibition.”

The spectacular display of unique art was carefully displayed within the branches of the Caucasian Wing Nut tree to create the exhibition. All too aware that time was of the essence, and with spring just around the corner and new leaves soon budding it was essential that she complete the exhibition during the winter months, to ensure the best vantage and view of her artworks.

Each of the paintings in this unusual exhibition has a unique Tree of Art label branded on the back of each canvas. A percentage of proceeds will be supporting her chosen charity; Art For Cure.

Follow the exhibition online via kesgravearts.co.uk where you’ll find YouTube videos and the online shop.