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Welcome to my website - I hope you enjoy your visit.

 

 

 

I have some new paintings that will be at  Forum Botanische Kunst in Germany. The exhibition is called 'Different - Identical' and runs from 28th March to 10th May 2015. It will be a joint exhibition with herman de vries and Sylvia Peter.

 

In choosing what to paint for this exhibition I have been thinking about how the DNA within a plant is identical in every cell and yet the results we see in the plant are very different. I've used the titles of my images to draw attention to small differences in what we would otherwise call identical. For example in this painting of Rosa 'Albertine' I ask the viewer to think about the differences between the petals.

 

 

 

Every Petal
watercolour on paper, 14 cm by 22 cm.

My painting 'Horse Chestnut' from the Shirley Sherwood Collection is part of the 'The Joy of Spring' exhibition that runs from 21st February to 9th August at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery in Kew Gardens.

 

A new book of botanical art celebrating 20 years of the Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society 'Botanical Illustration from Chelsea Physic Garden' will be published this summer with an exhibition at the gardens during August. My painting of Allium subhirsutum is included.

 

I've added a page on all the botanical art exhibitions I can find mentioned on the internet in the UK (see sidebar: 2015 Art Calendar) - if you are aware of any more then do let me know and I'll put the details up.

 

I'm now on Facebook here posting about botanical art and on Twitter as @botanicalmartin chatting about plants.

Do say hello.....