I have always loved flowers, but since
starting Botanical Art classes in 2000, I have a new
appreciation for the intricate detail and wonderful designs to
be found in nature. Prior to this I had only 'dabbled' with
watercolour without much success.
Under the guidance of professional
artist Terry Napier, I have now learned so much about looking at
detail, being aware of the light and trying to portray the
'personality' of a flower, leaf, insect or bird.
The intricacies of nature are so
complex. The pleasure of studying a flower in detail and
capturing it's beauty in a painting is a joy indeed!
I trust you will enjoy viewing these
paintings as much as I have enjoyed creating them.
As well as "taking time to smell the
roses", we need to "see" the real beauty and
amazing detail in every form of nature and do all we can to
keep the world around us in good shape.