How do you make sure that you get the right botanical art books for Christmas?
I learned a long time ago that there's really only one way to make sure you get the right books as Christmas presents - order them yourself!
So - given we're a "no surprises, only give what gives you joy" sort of present-giving couple, these are some of the botanical art books which my best beloved has got me for Christmas - which arrived yesterday.
The way it works is like this:
Between now and Christmas, I'll be doing some reviews of botanical art books that I've already got which I'd recommend as Christmas presents or as books to spend your Christmas cash/vouchers on in the New Year.
In-depth book reviews of the above will have to wait for the New Year - but please feel free to leave your own comments on this blog if you've already got them!
In the meantime, you can find more botanical art books on my website at:
Brigid Edwards has a new exhibition of her botanical art on vellum at Thomas Gibson Fine Art Gallery 39 St James Street, London Sw1A 1JD - until 16th December 2016.
This post is about the exhibition and her past works on vellum in terms of biography, working practice, exhibitions and a bibliography of where you can see her work published.
Exhibition: Brigid Edwards New Works on Vellum
You can see the 'new paintings' in the exhibition on her website - click each work to see a larger version (see above - http://brigidedwards.co.uk/2016.html ). All were painted in 2015 or 2016.
What I very much like about her work is her ability to select and represent a plant and then shows you aspects of the plant you've never noticed before. In addition, she has a particular talent for making the very simple very beautiful. She conveys both strength and delicacy equally well. It's something to do with the angle she chooses and the way in which she is very selective in what she chooses to paint and what features of a p[ant she chooses to portray. She obviously feels no need to paint 'the all singing and dancing' version! I've seen many of her subjects painted by other botanical artists however I'd venture to suggest that I'd always be able to tell which one was painted by Brigid Edwards!
She's had three previous exhibitions at the Thomas Gibson Gallery - in 1995, 1997, 2000 and 2005. It's a gallery which sells work by a very fine roster of fine artists. She has also shown previously at the Smithsonian. the Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentatio and at many other locations around the world.
Below is a map showing where the gallery is located in London. The nearest tube station is Green Park.
About Brigid Edwards
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since June 2015
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