In February I will be holding my first solo exhibition of over 30 new watercolour paintings at Abbott and Holder in London. For this exhibition, I explore my vision of a botanical dystopia, challenging our own sense of scale, its value and how we measure it. The story began when I picked up a leaf from a London pavement in July 2014.
Congratulations to our 4 winners of Plant Life: Botanical Illustration! Thank you to everyone who participated in this month's competition, whether that be submitting work or voting in our People's Choice Award. Our shortlist was full of exceptional quality, contemporary botanical art from all over the globe, showcasing a vast amount of skill and understanding.
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When Sandra Wall Armitage, President of the Society of Botanical Artists, awarded Vivienne Rew’s ‘Fading Beauty’ the top prize in our recent Botanical Illustration Competition, she described it as “A well observed and vibrant piece with exquisite detail showing how a plant has a natural beauty to the end and possessing great wall appeal.” The painstaking detail and delicacy of the brushwork is a true celebration of plant life. I interviewed Vivienne Rew to find out more about her work – each…