A new book by Christina Hart-Davies SBA Fellow, will be published in September. ‘THE WHOLE STORY – painting more than just the flowers‘ is the second in the Botanical Portfolios series from Two Rivers Press, following Julia Trickey’s Botanical Artistry. It showcases work from Christina’s long and parallel careers in botanical art and botanical illustration. She explains why she is passionate about particular subjects, and shares some of her working practices.
While illustration work often requires plants to be shown in perfect detail and in isolation, in her exhibition work Christina loves to show the plant growing, or with its associated wildlife, or at different stages in its life, or even to hint at the folklore it has attracted. She looks at plants from the scientific, aesthetic and cultural angles – to tell the whole story in fact.
Signed copies will be available from Christina from September 11th – contact her at c.hartdavies@ntlworld-com
EXHIBITION BY CHRISTINA HART-DAVIES
Christina’s final major solo show has unfortunately been cancelled so, instead, many of the 100+ paintings will be on show on her website, from 25th September to 31st October. Some of the paintings are featured in Christina’s new book and there is plenty of other new work too. Original paintings from £25 to £600 are all available for sale, together with cards, mugs, gifts and of course books.
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