Contemporary botanical art

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Philippa Nikulinsky

Philippa Nikulinsky is a botanical & wildlife artist from Western Australia. Her work focuses on the arid lands of WA, and includes watercolour paints of wildflowers, mammals and birds. In 2016 Philippa received an Order of Australia award for her services to the arts.

Katie Cora
Art, Cross Section, Botanica, Comp, Reagan, Contemporary Botanical Art, Plant Life, Art Blog, Life

When Sandra Wall Armitage, President of the Society of Botanical Artists, awarded Vivienne Rew’s ‘Fading Beauty’ the top prize in our recent Botanical Illustration Competition, she described it as “A well observed and vibrant piece with exquisite detail showing how a plant has a natural beauty to the end and possessing great wall appeal.” The painstaking detail and delicacy of the brushwork is a true celebration of plant life. I interviewed Vivienne Rew to find out more about her work – each…

Jahiza ❤️‍🔥ジャヒザ
Dublin, Raising, Art, Botanical Watercolor, Botanical Art, Botanical Drawings, Contemporary Botanical Art, Botanical Illustration, Botanical Sketchbook

In February I will be holding my first solo exhibition of over 30 new watercolour paintings at Abbott and Holder in London. For this exhibition, I explore my vision of a botanical dystopia, challenging our own sense of scale, its value and how we measure it. The story began when I picked up a leaf from a London pavement in July 2014.

Croquis, Art, Flower Drawing, Resim, Flores, Iris, Bloemen, Color Pencil Drawing, Iris Painting

Do you struggle to achieve the depth of colour or the detailed finish that you are striving for in your botanical watercolours? If so this tutorial will help as it guides you through 8 paintings of different subjects which require specific techniques and approaches. There is also an 18 page downloadable PDF that accompanies the videos discussing each subject with additional hints, tips and images. It's also an ideal follow up to the Watercolour Techniques Tutorial. I've made this tutorial to…