There's an Elephant in my Garden by © Karin  Taylor

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lol….no, seriously…..’there’s an elephant in my garden’ …by karin taylor…..little girls love this design, i try to remember what is was like being little myself, and what I would have loved on my bedroom wall…this painting is a product of my imagination that began in a moment of inspiration when my parents showed me an elephant topiary they saw in Tasmania, they now have a number of topiaries in their own garden.

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sales of this design so far – 25 sales, thank you!!!


There’s an Elephant in my Garden
a drawing on catridge from my Art Diary
digitally coloured

I hope that the grownups who look at this painting will remember something special from their childhood, some hopeful feeling, which will help them through today’s difficulties. There are all the colours of the rainbow in this piece, to remind us that there is always hope, no matter how hopeless it seems sometimes. The rainbow is a sign of hope.

Children See/Children Do powerful message for grownups

I hope that all the children who look at this painting will drift off into a faraway place in their imagination and feel wonderful for a while, especially if things are getting them down…and if life is wonderful, may this little picture add to the wonder and spark the imagination.

Big hello to Maya!! :)

There’s an Elephant in my Garden – Sepia Drawing also available (click here)

A sepia drawing before I colour this work…. “there’s an elephant in my garden”

Inspired by my parents talk of topiary gardens in Tassie and their topiary teapot in the backyard and my little girl with the curl Sarah, who’s all growed up now (but this reminds me of her when she was a littlun)…thanx Nenek and Poppy….luv ya

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  • Alexandra Felgate
    Alexandra Felgateover 5 years ago

    Yay!!! It looks fantastic in colour!! Gorgeous work Karin :)

  • thank you very much Alexandra :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Michelle *
    Michelle *over 5 years ago

    Awww, love this!

  • thank you Michelle! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • banrai
    banraiover 5 years ago

    beautiful and very cute

  • thx very much banrai :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • nancy salamouny
    nancy salamounyover 5 years ago

    Fantastic image… soooo cute. I love all the patterns!

  • thank you nancy :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago


  • thx very much Scott :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • MuscularTeeth
    MuscularTeethover 5 years ago

    fantastic work KT. you are SOOOO prolific. its amazing.

  • thx so much MT :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Sarah ORourke
    Sarah ORourkeover 5 years ago

    It’s so far beyond how i imagined it would look in colour!!! Especially the light in blue sky! Just amazing!!!
    I think there is something in this for everyone :)

  • it’s different to how i imagined it would be too Sarah, although i just decided to have as much fun with it as i possibly could :)
    thank you !! ;) xx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonover 5 years ago

    What a wonderful piece of artwork, Karin – fantastic colours and a really touching scene – beautifully depicted. Brings back memories…

  • thank you so much Mieke, I’m glad :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • umbra
    umbraover 5 years ago


  • thank you very much erich! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 5 years ago

    Beautiful Sassie, love all the details, you are just so talented! (that sounds familiar…have I said that before?!) stretch xo

  • lol, thanks a lot Stretch, umm maybe… maybe not…. you can keep saying it all you like….don’t stop now!! hugs xoxo

    – © Karin Taylor

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