On investigation it appears that there is a whole world of Galanthus enthusiasts out there who love and nurture 'The Fair Maids of February ' as the snowdrop is known.

Galanthus Galas are held each February to which aficionados flock, scrambling to buy new and rare snowdrops at surprising prices - new collectable specimens can fetch £150.  This painting hopes to capture some of the frisson and excitement of the Galanthophila Gala.