The paintings above are the sum of five years work due for entry in the 2014 BISCOT competition. The requirements for entry are submission of a minimum of six paintings on a botanical theme, All are watercolour on Fabriano.
End of Year Diploma Show at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh 11th - 27th September 2015
The inspiration for this set of paintings for BISCOT is a verdant colour palette and the fascinating shapes and diversity to be found in the fern family. My love of ferns goes back to childhood walks and play both in Scotland and Nigeria, discovering ferns secreted away in water runnels, hidden up trees, unfurling and eking out life in unusual and out of bounds nooks, unbound by regular garden cultivation.
I have limited edition prints of the top line "Asplenium nidus - bird's nest fern", "Dryopteris affinis - golden male fern"and "Platycerium sp. – stags horn" as well as first on the left "Phlebodium aureum - golden polypody" for sale, and cards of the Dryopteris affinis, please get in touch if you would like to order any.
More prints are cards are available in the portfolio.
If you are interested in commissioning a painting or drawing please contact me.