Christine has always been eager to put brush to paper and, through the years, has put her hand to landscape, still life, life studies and portrait painting. However, it was only when struck by the beauty of a vase of daffodils one day, that she realised that botanical art was for her. That was over twenty years ago and since then, she has developed her botanical painting through practice and ongoing professional development with competent artists in the field.
Working in watercolour on hot-pressed paper, she aims to produce botanical studies that are true to the plant, while showing movement and style. She especially relishes capturing the detail of complex garden flowers such as roses and paeonies. Her study of Papaver orientalis was chosen for the poster for a national society exhibition. She works to commission and sells successfully; her work is in a number of private collections and she has some keen followers.
Her passion for this subject led her to set herself targets by approaching three prestigious national societies – The Society of Women Artists, The Society of Botanical Artists and The Society of Floral Painters. She has achieved membership of all these rigorously selective societies and is now delighted to have been invited to be part of Florum’s group of invited artists.
he Society of Botanical Artists, Central Hall, Westminster
The Society of Floral Painters, The National Trust Mottisfont Abbey
The Society of Floral Painters, The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
The Society of Women Artists, The Mall Galleries, London
Arden Gallery, Buntingford
Mill Green Museum, Welwyn
The Peter Hedley Gallery, Wareham
Hertfordshire Open Studios
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