“Rather like Derek Jarman, who acquired Prospect Cottage after his HIV diagnosis in 1986, Charles Mahoney’s permanent settling in Oak Cottage, Kent, was in response to the collective trauma of the Second World War, and his own declining health.
This was the first time that either had a plot to call their own, and both Jarman and Mahoney seem to have embodied this notion of the ‘garden as sanctuary’, with all the salve and inspiration that sprung forth from their green-fingered endeavours.”
Liss Llewellyn Gallery Manager George Richards shines a light on Charles Mahoney, featured artist in our Sanctuary Revisited online exhibition.
Keep reading: https://gardenmuseum.org.uk/charles-mahoney-at-home/
Image: Charles Mahoney, Ludo with Landscape, courtesy of Liss Llewellyn.