This is a botanical painting in watercolour of an Orchid called Nelly Isler. I bought it from a local garden centre to paint. Unfortunately it died. I did pull a lot of flowers off it to examine them. I also uprooted it to examine the roots. I think it did not like it. I painted this one last year. I like painting Orchids I find them quite fascinating. I got a new A3 scanner for a birthday present, and suddenly all my white backgrounds are white, not a dull grey. I will now be able to post more botanicals from now on.
Sarah is a Wirral-based artist. She studied botanical art with the Society of Botanical Artists and was made a full member in 2014.
She has written a number of magazine articles that have appeared in publications, including International Artist, Leisure Painter, Paint, and The World of Watercolour.
Sarah exhibits locally on the Wirral and with the SBA in London and Frankfurt.
She has won several awards including the St Cuthberts Mill Award and the Margaret Granger Award with the SBA, and the Schmincke Award with the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours.
Sarah is also a member of Irby Artists' Association, Wirral Society of Arts, North Wales Society of Fine Art and Grosvenor Art Society.
“I strive for representative and realistic images. I believe art should have the power to transform the commonplace into the exceptional. I look for beauty in the simplest subjects: foliage, grasses and raindrops.”