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Botanical Art

Traditional and contemporary, more playful, botanical watercolours of wildlife fruits and flowers from a semi-rural garden. From nuts for Winter storage to uplifting Spring flowers to shady hiding places beneath the Summer leaves to juicy Autumn berries – a garden full of wildlife fruits is very inviting to the local woodland animals and birds.
Botanical Art Watercolours.
Paintings from the Garden, Local Countryside and Woods.
Flowers and the Country Kitchen Garden.
illustration of buddleia botanical art
Contemporary Botanical Art : Buddleia : Watercolour and Ink

watercolour painting of magnolia contemporary botanical art
Contemporary Botanical Art : Magnolia

dancing daffodils watercolour botanical art
British Botanical Art : Daffodil

botanical painting of hydrangea watercolour
Traditional Botanical Art : Hydrangea Flower

botanical painting in watercolour leaf
Traditional Botanical Art : Rhododendron Leaf
botanical sketches
Botanical Sketches : Kentish Cobnut from the Garden

traditional art daffodil painting
British Botanical Art : Daffodil

woodlouse painting
British Botanical Art : Natural History Watercolour

cyclamen leaf painting in watercolour
Contemporary Botanical Art : Cyclamen Leaf

coloured pencil drawing of a grape
Contemporary Botanical Art : Grape in Coloured Pencil

painting of red berries botanical traditional
Botanical Study : Red Berries and Leaves

crab apple painting
British Botanical Art : Crab Apple in Pastel

british wildlife artist flower in coloured pencils
Contemporary Botanical Art : Wood Avens in Coloured Pencil

an edwardian lady flower painting
Traditional Botanical Art, Botanical Study : Viola in Watercolour

botanical study of ivy
Traditional Botanical Study : Ivy Leaf

ivy leaf watercolour realistic
Traditional Botanical Art :Botanical Illustration : Ivy Leaf and Real Leaf

bee and flower watercolour illustration
Contemporary Botanical Art : Bee and Flower Illustration

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British Wildlife Watercolours

British Wildlife Watercolours.
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Watercolours can be used to capture the beauty in the animal or plant subject using the fluidity of the paints.

Everyone's favourite! A beautiful owl resting amongst the bluebells.

Watercolours can be used in a variety of wildlife paintings for different effects based on creative preferences. For the traditional, realistic bird and wild animal paintings, dry applications of paint are built up slowly to create depth and form…

British Wildlife Coloured Pencils

Drawing wildlife using coloured pencils

Coloured pencil wildlife art paintings and drawings. 

Detailed wildlife and botanical drawings and paintings can be gained using coloured pencils which range from student grade to professional grade.

The following animal pencil paintings were achieved using a mixture of coloured pencil brands but mainly Faber-Castell Polychromos and Caran D’ache Swisscolour.

Detail is captured as realistically as possible whilst retaining the creative style.

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Wildlife Drawing Classes

Wildlife Drawing Classes
Wildlife art classes in drawing wildlife.
There is more to be gained from drawing British wildlife than drawing and sketching alone – with wildlife art classes, there can be enjoyment in discovering about some of Britain’s favourite animals and birds in the company of other artists and nature enthusiasts, through drawing wildlife classes which bring together like-minded individuals in a pleasant setting.

Drawing animals and birds from life is an excellent way to engage with the natural world around us. An understanding of wildlife anatomy, behaviour and environment, through observations and sketches, can help build the skills and knowledge necessary for more detailed graphite or coloured pencil drawings of British wildlife and birds.

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