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 specializing in watercolour. She has written a number of magazine articles that have appeared in publications, including International Artist, Leisure Painter, and was cover artist for Paint magazine.
Sarah exhibits locally at galleries on the Wirral; in London, at Westminster Central Hall and the Mall Galleries; and recently in Frankfurt, at an exhibition space at Palmengarten. She has won many awards including the Margaret Granger Award with the Society of Botanical Artists, and the Schmincke Award with the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, and the Maureen Hinchcliffe Award with Wirral Society of Arts.
Sarah is a member of the Society of Botanical Artists, Irby Artists’ Association and Wirral Society of Arts.
“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.”