contemporary botanical art
Original botanical paintings in watercolour on paper and vellum.
Subjects range from tulips to cabbages and each painting is unique and painted from a 'real' plant and can take many hours/weeks of work.
If you are interested in a painting or commissioning a plant portrait, please contact me using the form on the contact page.
Annie began botanical painting again in 2002 after a long career as a designer for a very diverse range of clients.
She has always had a fascination for growing and collecting unusual plants, so combined with her drawing and painting skills and a good eye for detail and colour, botanical painting is the perfect combination.
The painting process involves observation and drawings, then washes and fine brushstrokes for the details. The 'live' subject is always in close view - there is no substitute for having the plant in front of you.
Annie aims for interesting and unusual compositions whilst still maintaining botanical accuracy, the subjects appear three dimensional and naturalistic and the colours carefully matched to the plant. By selecting the parts of the plant to emphasize and by leaving out unnecessary detail each painting is individual. Photography is only used as a aide-mémoire if the specimen has decayed or dies before the painting is completed.
Her botanical paintings are held in the Sydney Royal Botanic Garden Florilegium, Highgrove Florilegium, the Hampton Court Palace Florilegium, the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew in London and the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburg USA and in many private collections and publications.
She is always interested in growing and painting new, challenging subjects.
American Society for Botanical Artists
Florilegium Society at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Australia.
SFIB - society for Botanical Artists in France
Hampton Court Palace - Fellow, founder member and former Vice Chairman
Botanisch Kunstenaars Nederland - Dutch Society of Botanical Artists
ABBA - Association of British Botanical Artists
Represented in Germany by -
Forum botanische-kunst - Botanical art in Germany