Annie Patterson

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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Tulip "Flaming Parrot" Watercolour on paper 300mm x 420mm. 2006
Castanea sativa, Sweet Chestnut
Awarded ASBA Best Painting at the American Society of Botanical Artists Tenth Annual International Juried Art Exhibition 2007 Watercolour on vellum 200mm x 240mm. 2006
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