Botanical Art in Watercolour

I have used watercolour as a medium for many years. As with many people I was initially attracted to drawing in graphite and didn’t advance into colour until my late twenties. This started with painting on Porcelain, but I felt that the size of the porcelain blanks I used were very limiting; especially as I was painting birds in great detail. I therefore taught myself how to use watercolour, buying the typical ‘teach yourself’ books of the day.

Gradually, I felt that I was getting somewhere, ably guided by the local art shop in Stavanger. I am glad to say that the shop is still there after so many years.

Now, living in the UK, I paint plants in watercolour as well as other media. What an exciting challenge! There is a never-ending supply of different plants, both indigenous and exotic. In addition to observing and examining the plant in detail, I want to learn more about the botany.

Hopefully, my work will excite your curiosity about the plants that I am showing, just as much as it excites mine.

My watercolour technique is very detailed. After so much time spent in examining my subject, I want to make sure that all the interesting details are there to see. This means that I work for the most part with a dry brush technique after the initial wash is laid. It is of course time consuming, but worth it if I feel I have successfully portrayed the plant in all its beauty. And of course there is an added bonus if I can get others ‘hooked’ on this subject.

Click on any of the images to see the picture in more detail. NB: Copyright remains with the artist for all pictures displayed.

All of the Watercolour pictures are available as Archival Gicleé prints. To find details of a picture including price within the UK , click on the image. There will be a small P&P addition for  delivery outside the UK.

Some original pictures are available.

To own a print or enquire if an original picture is still available, please contact me via the Contact Form.