Get up close to the beauty and detail of nature through the artwork of award-winning UK artist, Julia Trickey. See how ordinary and sometimes overlooked subjects, such as leaves and fading flowers, can be centre stage and come to life in this beautiful showcase of some of Julia's best-loved botanical watercolours.
Having been a tutor of botanical art for many years, teaching as far afield as Moscow and New York, Julia loves to help others explore the potential of watercolour and to discover the keys to a good botanical portrait. In this book she shares some of these insights as well as the motivation behind some of her favourite projects, together with the process and watercolour techniques involved. Take inspiration from these glowing, contemporary watercolours in a book that is both beautiful and useful.
JULIA TRICKEY is an UK award winning botanical artist and experienced tutor of nearly twenty years. Over these years she has been particularly drawn to less than perfect specimens such as fading flowers, autumnal leaves and seed heads, often painting them larger than life. She has been awarded four RHS gold medals amongst many other awards and has exhibited her watercolours all over the world. Her work is held in the RHS Lindley Library, the Shirley Sherwood Collection, the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh and the Chelsea Physic Garden Archives as well as many private collections. She currently tutors botanical art classes in the beautiful historic city of Bath, England and leads workshops for botanical art groups around the country and beyond.