As a professional designer for many years
Annie decided to spend more time painting and drawing and less
time in front of the Mac. Having always grown varied and unusual
plants in her garden and conservatory, collecting seeds and odd
plants seen on her travels, it seemed a logical step to combine
her fascination for plants with painting. So in 2000 Annie enrolled
with the English Gardening School at the Chelsea Physic Garden
to study Botanical painting under the tuition of Anne Marie Evans.
Exhibitions soon followed in the USA, London
and Europe and she has work in public collections including the
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, The Hunt Institute for Botanical
Documentation, Pittsburg and many private collections in the
UK, Europe and the USA. The artist's work has been selected for
inclusion in The Highgrove Florilegium. In 2006 she had a solo
exhibition in France and she continues to exhibit as well as
undertaking commissions and is currently working on a series
of paintings on vellum for a private collector. A full list of
exhibitions and awards can be seen on her website.
In 2004 together with a small group of artists she started the
Hampton Court Palace Florilegium Society (Fellow) and she is
also a member of the ASBA.
All her paintings are from live specimens, painstakingly observed
with drawings and studies and the subjects are transformed into
acurate and luminescent three dimensional paintings - from tulips
to cabbages, exotic and familiar plants. Paintings are on paper
and some on vellum.
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