Derek Jarman Garden Prospect Cottage




‘Derek Jarman Garden Prospect Cottage.’

View of Derek Jarman Garden. A shingle garden path towards the cottage between the stranded fishing boat and the seakale. Night time.

created this print from my original ink drawings to which I apply colour digitally. Printed on fine art paper using archival inks. I issue the formats A1 & A2,A3 and A4  as limited editions of 100 where I individually sign and number each print.

Dungeness, Dungeness, your beauty is the best, forget the hills and valleys. This landscape is like the face you overlook, the face of an angel with a naughty smile.” Derek Jarman

Derek Jarman Garden Prospect Cottage art print base ink drawing by artist alej ez
Photograph of print base drawings. I make these formats with calligraphic brushes, fine-line markers, and other tools; ; in watercolour, ink and charcoal and  on separate sheets of A3 size marker paper. These are scanned and form the main line work and patterns in the final print.
Derek Jarman Garden Prospect Cottage framed print edition seize A2 by artist alej ez


Derek Jarman Garden

Some of the plants Derek planted in his famous garden are local sea kale, Iberian gorse, Californian poppies, valerian, lichen. Similarly Derek found beauty in decay, he used to beachcombing the shore to pick up old rusted irons and half rotten timbers for his garden.

His garden was an experiment of life and art, of creation and survival where native and foreign plants grow together. Possibly mimicking the creative society he often surrounded himself with. To illustrate this he would describe how he would find pleasure in the smallest flower that with a struggle grows in the shingle.

The Garden Museum in 2020 put together an exhibition called ‘Derek Jarman: My garden’s Boundaries are the Horizon’. you can read a short article about my visit following this link.

Derek Jarman

Derek Jarman (1942-1994) was a epic English filmaker and artist, he was best known for his avant-garde art films and also famous as a set designer, gardener, author and gay rights activist.

From 1986 up until his death in 1994, Jarman made his home on the shingle beaches of Dungeness, Kent.


Dungenss is a headland on the South coast of Kent, formed largely of a shingle beach in the form of a cuspate foreland. The Dungeness reserve is set back from the sea, boasting a large expanse of open shingle, fresh water pits, wet grassland and unique wildflower meadows.

Additional information

Print sizes: standard portrait and square

A0 print size, portrait, A1 print size, portrait, A2 print size, portrait, A3 print size, portrait, A4 print size, portrait

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