Jonathan Cooper's Park Walk Gallery typically has a solo exhibition by Rosie Sanders every other year. This Saturday her latest offering - Rosie Sanders - Secret Letters opens at the gallery in Chelsea - just off the Fulham Road.
If you need an excuse - or a temptation - to visit take a look at the paintings on
The exhibition will be an exciting journey of discovery, as each painting will be accompanied by a letter explaining its inspiration and genesis, whether a plant glimpsed in late afternoon light on a woodland walk, or lovingly grown in the artist’s own garden. Each will be enclosed in an envelope hand-made and illustrated by Rosie Sanders, making the show a unique insight into the world of a remarkable British artist.
Read about the box that Rosie commissioned to hold all the Secret Letters - one for every painting in the exhibition
To see more of Rosie's past paintings either visit the paintings gallery on her website or view the past exhibitions on the Jonathan Cooper website. She's been having solo shows there on a regular basis - about every 18 -24 months - since 2002.
Rosie paints all of her large paintings using large sheets of Arches 640gsm/300lb Cold Pressed paper which are available in 101.6 x 152.4 cm / 40 x 60 in; 105 x 75 cm / 29.5 x 41 in and 56 x 76 cm / 22 x 30 in - which she doesn't stretch. You can read more about her large scale flower painting techniques in my MAM blog posts below.
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'Changing Seasons’ - the 2017 annual exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists (SBA) is on show next month (13th to 21st October) at the Central Hall Westminster, SW1H 9NH.
This year the SBA is running a number of formal ticketed events during the course of the exhibition.
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