I have a new page about a twentieth century botanical artist of international renown who wasn't interested in exhibitions or what other people were doing. He was totally absorbed by his own work and growing his plants so he could paint them
Raymond Booth died in July 2015. At the time I don't think I'd appreciated quite how "collectable" he was - or how unique his approach to botanical art was.
About Raymond Booth is a new page in the 20th century Botanical Artists section of my website. he joins the other pages about:
The Fine Art Society represented him for over 50 years prior to his death and he had eight solo exhibitions in his lifetime and three since - and I'm only kicking myself that I didn't realise that two of them were held this year!
For those starting out, it's well worth while taking a look at his work:
There's a wonderful comment by Shirley in her entry about him in 'Contemporary Botanical Artists' to the effect that she was very surprised that she was queuing on a chilly pavement at 7.30am in the morning - and was 16th in the queue to get in and buy a painting!
Note: This page came about because I met up with Shirley Sherwood to discuss my blog post about the British Botanical Artists exhibition and I was updating that post as a result of her very helpful comments when I got to Raymond - and it occurred to me to create a page for him - as an exemplar of the notion that not all botanical art needs to be watercolour!
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