Karen Birchwood - Before the Rain, Stretched canvas

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Now you can have fabulous artwork in a size to fit your space! The high-quality image resolution creates exceptional clarity, depth and richness of colour that really enlivens your walls.

Simply select a frame, then the desired size. You can go frameless, have a contemporary ‘rim’, or choose a classic frame for the finishing touch. Your finished piece will be made up and delivered within 14 working days.

Handmade from FSC-certified ash wood, the rims and frames come in a choice of a light natural colour, or a chocolate brown stain. Each is finished with a wax coating that protects and shows off the natural grain.

Framing options, explained:

  • Frameless: A canvas print stretched onto a concealed wooden frame. Gives your walls a sophisticated ‘gallery’ look.
  • Rim: A stretched canvas print sat in a chunky and substantial wooden panel. Creates a ‘boxed’ look when hung from the wall.
  • Frame: A giclée print on paper presented in a high-quality white mount, wooden frame moulding, and clear acrylic glazing.
All are ready to hang.

In line with our timber policy, the wood is from sustainable managed sources.

Have you thought about hooks and fittings? Shop here.

Karen Birchwood
John Lewis
40 x 40cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Exclusive to John Lewis
Made in the UK
Landscapes & Seascapes


  • UK delivery

    Delivery in 14 days from our supplier
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  • International delivery not available


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Q & As

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lovely picture Very pleased with this picture. It is colourful and restful at the same time! It does remind me of landscapes before the rain and changes in different light. Bought for the dining area of a kitchen and hangs on a white wall. Bought this as stretched canvas to be gift and I expected it to be 'ready to hang' when it arrived, as the blurb said it was, but it comes with no hook or suchlike attached. Spoke to JL they kindly sent cord, eyelets and screws. 30 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Absolutely love this picture! Great quality and value for money. Love the colours and style of the picture. We chose this to go in our bedroom which is grey, white and purple and it really brightens the room up. Looks fantastic on our bedroom wall. 04 August 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Karen Birchwood - Before the Rain This was a birthday present for my daughter who lives in France. I did not open the actual package when it arrived and left it for my daughter to open when I visited her at her home. I was quite disappointed at the colour of the background in the middle of the picture because the online image showed the background as having quite a lot of 'pale pink' however the background on the actual picture had no pink (or at least not as much as the online image) and looked very anaemic and a little insipid. However by this time it is France and too much hassle to bring it home and ask for a replacement. 30 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Before the rain was looking for a picture for the bedroom, was very pleased with this. looks even better than the picture. Packaging was excellent . 19 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Peaceful This painting is so pretty with its vibrant colours and makes you feel you are sitting at the seaside with its lovely outlook. The artist has captured what seems to me a beautiful group of wild flowers. 03 February 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by As good as it looks Every bit as pleased with the real thing as I was when I found this on the website. This is a really lovely picture adding colour and atmosphere to any room. 08 January 2014
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