Hockney invites the French to find joys of spring in lockdown
Artist provides inspiration for competition to lift spirits during the coronavirus crisis
Locked down in France, British artist David Hockney has been sitting in the garden of his Normandy home drawing the blossoming of spring. The cherry and other fruit trees, the hawthorns and blackthorns, all feature in his works, famously created on his iPad.
Now Hockney, 82, is the inspiration for a competition to encourage young and old to create an image that captures the season and to lift coronavirus lockdown spirits.