WHEN artist Mary Griggs saw England’s green and pleasant land, she thought the grass was on steroids.
After viewing the rolling English landscape made famous by John Constable and other artists and visiting Europe recently, Ms Griggs was inspired to undertake new works and an exhibition called Elsewhere.
Opening last night at Arts Space Wodonga, the exhibition has 54 pieces showing scenes in England and Paris.
Ms Griggs, of Albury, said there was a big contrast between France and England.
“The environment in Paris is very refined and manicured and the light is very delicate compared to here,” she said.
“England is more dark and the landscape is very historic.”
Ms Griggs said the art she had produced gave a sense of walking through a garden.
The exhibition marks her 16th solo show and third in Arts Space.
She described her works as romantic and old fashioned.
The subjects are plants, gardens, paddocks and sunsets.
The exhibition will be open until June 21.