A distinguished and award winning botanical artist with pictures in collections around the world, Gaynor has won two RHS medals in 2011 and 2014, plus similar accolades in America and Italy.
One often reads about artists who say they have always been able to draw and paint, but Gaynor says this was not the case for her. As a child, she wanted to draw like some of her friends and so practiced and practiced. As with most artists, she was initially self-taught. Motivation rather than ability, to draw and paint, is the most important criterion for anyone starting out.
Gaynor creates her highly detailed paintings with graphite, coloured pencil, watercolour or pen and ink. She feels that she always wants to dig deeper into the heart of the plant she is depicting, often turning to a microscope.
Gaynor accepts commissions, sells original paintings, limited edition gicleé prints and cards. An active member of the Society of Botanical Artists, Society of Floral Painters, and the Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium, Gaynor exhibits and demonstrates at exhibitions and teaches regularly.
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2011 and 2014 RHS medals