'Midnight Gardens' Art Book

The sea was full of stars. A blazing vault of sky collided with its reflection in the dark plain of ocean. Together, they found infinity.

The salty air was intoxicating. He breathed in…out. Somewhere in the distance a clock chimed midnight.

Awareness arose within him, warming his body against the chill of night. From the moment of his birth, he had been journeying towards this point, this very moment.

Suddenly, without thought or effort, he found himself slipping through the cusp of the crescent moon and falling into another world.

A garden. Full of mysterious sounds and magical shapes and colours. Nearby, the trickle of a fountain.

Dangerous and wild. He felt no fear. The garden had been calling to him all his life, and at last had allowed him in.

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The Midnight Gardens drawing and painting cycles are an ongoing series which explores the symbolic nature of Man’s relationship with planet Earth.
Midnight Gardens – Deluxe Edition
60 pages. 33cm x 28cm (13″ × 11″) landscape format art book.
Hardcover, with Dust Jacket or ImageWrap cover options.

Midnight Gardens – Standard Edition
60 pages. 25cm x 20cm (10″ × 8″) landscape format art book.
Hard or soft cover.
Both editions use high quality paper and printing.

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short film on the Midnight Gardens painting process: Planting a Midnight Garden


  • Shylie Edwards
    Shylie Edwardsover 1 year ago

    What an experience!!!!WOW..i wish you all the best…LOTS!!!

  • thanks once again Shylie

    – John Douglas

  • Dani D.
    Dani D.over 1 year ago

    Wonderful words and art John, hope the book(s) sell like crazy.

  • crazy, yes

    – John Douglas

  • jonvin
    jonvinover 1 year ago

    very clever, nice to see an artist at work John! Makes me wish I had the talent to give up office drudgery and create:)

  • Thanks very much John, this a lovely comment. office life certainly can take over eh

    – John Douglas

  • donnamalone
    donnamaloneover 1 year ago

    You are an inspiration John!
    p.s. love your profile shot

  • walking in the mud in Oman – and thanks Donna, it is a good feeling to know you and something that I’ll be always grateful to this site for allowing

    – John Douglas

  • bronte
    bronteover 1 year ago


  • Thank-you very much. The book looks good in rl, I am very happy with it.

    – John Douglas