The Wind in the Willows


“The Wind in the Willows” –  this is my submission for Modern Eden Gallery’s “Storybook” show.  The show involved us artists creating different interpretations of classic children’s books!  I immediately went for Kenneth Grahame’s 1908 “The Wind in the Willows” as it’s one of my all time favourites.  For my painting, being the artist I am, I wanted to include one of the few human characters in the book (the jailer’s daughter, who helps Toad escape from prison).  The background & layout & colours are reminiscent of Victorian painters like Waterhouse, Millais, Tissot (wonderful lazy river scenes).  One of the things I always enjoyed about The Wind in the Willows is how the main characters are animals.  They are usually highly anthropomorphized in more recent illustrations, but I specifically wanted to depict them as the critters they are.  Mr. Badger, Rattie, Mr. Toad and even Mole (on the distant shore) can all be seen.  Ever the bon vivant, Mr. Toad is playing cards and sharing a bottle of wine with his lovely companion.  This is my own original acrylic painting, hand painted on panel. The original painting debuted and was sold at Modern Eden Gallery, but prints & canvases are available at

Limited Edition Canvas Prints are SOLD OUT. However, we have now released the Open Edition Remarqued Canvas Prints – they are truly the next best thing. They are the same high quality canvases stretched on boards & ready to hang, but are open edition. This means that they are not numbered, not dated, not signed by Jasmine, not embellished by Jasmine in paint. They are however remarqued with metallic ink on the front with the official JBG seal/remarque (as shown in the photo), and come with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Jasmine herself. The open edition canvases are shaped a bit differently than the sold-out Limited Editions, they are 12″x 12″ and are on thicker stretcher boards, so they are a bit deeper. Open Edition Canvases ship from our Kansas location.



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Glossy Photo Prints

All Glossy Photo Prints are printed on a glossy photo paper with archival inks. A small white border is included around the printed area of the artwork. When you select the print size and type that you want to purchase, the Printed Area Dimensions will appear below your selection. Please note the dimensions to make sure that the print you select is a size that will work for your needs. We cannot provide custom print sizes at this time. What you see offered is what is available.

Open Edition Canvas Prints

These prints are made on canvas with archival inks and varnished with a UV resistant finish. They are gallery-wrap style — wrapped on boards, stretched over a frame and are shipped ready-to-hang. The canvas sides are printed in black, creating a natural self-framing effect, so you don’t have to purchase an additional frame if you don’t want to. The entire piece is also painted with a UV varnish and then heat set for maximum protection and longevity. They are truly beautiful pieces and it is often difficult to tell them apart from the originals. We only release these open edition canvases once Limited Edition Hand-Embellished Canvases have been sold out. The open edition canvases are on deep gallery wrapped boards. The Open Editions are set to a specific size format and there may be some cropping around the edges from the original artwork. NOTE: The watermark in the image is only for digital display and does not appear in the originals or prints.


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