This is an appreciation of the life of Pandora Sellars and contains many contributions by way of 'thank you' for the life of a great botanical artist
The celebrated botanical artist Pandora Sellars GM died on 9th May 2017, age 80. She is perhaps best known by many for two iconic paintings which contributed to the revival of botanical art in the UK
Indeed the lives and careers of many leading botanical artists and teachers in the UK, Canada, USA, Japan and Australia owe much to “the best leaf painter ever”.
This kindly and introverted artist, with the quite remarkable blue eyes and a keen sense of humour, also enjoyed lasting relationships with botanists, archivists and botanical illustrators at Kew Gardens - and across the world.
Read on to find out why... (click link bottom right)
"British Artists in the Shirley Sherwood Collection" does not have a catalogue and there is no list of artists and artworks available at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery. Whenever I've reviewed in the past I've spent ages writing down names and titles - so I asked Kew for the list of artists and works and they've very kindly supplied the labels list.
I'm now converted this into the condensed text list below - mainly so I have a basis for making notes about the paintings as I'm back in the gallery this morning to start my 'homework' for the review proper.
However by including it here, you may well find this list tempts you over to Kew Gardens for a visit!
How this list works
Images are also included below - kindly supplied by Kew. Please do not abuse.
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