Contemporary Botanical Watercolours and Traditional Botanical Art
A botanical art journey was started with one intention - to give nuts and berries, and leaves and flowers, and fruits and vegetables - and even twigs - to the insects, animals and birds in my British wildlife watercolours and dry media paintings.
|British Botanical Art : Watercolour Red Tulip and Ladybird|
Finding a little 'spare’ time to create a kitchen garden is often sought and, occasionally, managed - but as such time nearly always goes before it arrives, a certain acceptance, even fondness, has grown towards the ever-increasing patches of wildness that naturally appear and attract more wildlife into the garden.
These wild patches seem to be an extension of the fertile soils from the local ancient woods and nearby semi-rural countryside. They provide foods and habitats for the small mammals and birds who reside in and around the garden - and an abundance of greenery and seasonal splashes of colour to paint.
|British Botanical Art : Leaf|
Many botanical paintings are undertaken with this in mind. Sometimes, it is simply a leaf or a flower that has appealed to me on its own merits but, more so, one that has been painted to aid familiarisation - to 'get to know it' - before deciding whether it might be included in a wildlife painting and help focus a little attention on the relationships between wildlife and their habitats.
Botanical Art in traditional, realistic and contemporary, more whimsical styles - mostly watercolours and coloured pencils.
More botanical paintings and specific botanical subjects can be found on the Home page.
For details of botanical art drawing and painting classes, please email via Enquiries.
Return to Home Page.