Abstract botany!

Untitled, watercolour, 75 x 94 cm, 2018
Untitled, watercolour, 70 x 83 cm, 2019

Botany is of course the wrong term for this series of watercolour paintings begun in the autumn of 2018. The aim is to explore the potential to evoke & celebrate the interconnected patterns of nature, fauna and landscape – without literal illustration – but in relation to experience of it. I live in a lush area of rural Cumbria and am often in the Lake District but although I sometimes paint en plein air as an exercise, this series is more about stimulation than simulation.

The question I am exploring is whether and how far it is possible to suggest or mirror the processes of the natural world through some of the inherent capacities of watercolour.

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