Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Botanical inspiration ~

My first experience with botanical art was with a packet of post cards of paintings of roses by Pierre Joseph Redoute. I loved them so much that I didn't send more than one or two. They were just so beautiful.

I didn't really know much about the subject of botanical art but I knew that it was what I wanted to do someday. Then one day I stumbled upon a thing called Facebook. Some might say it's a good way to waste time. And you may be right. But through friendships with other artists I was invited to join the groups Botanical Artists and Botanical Art for Beginners. I am forever grateful for the inspiration, instruction and encouragement I've experienced from these very kind, immensely talented artists. This might be a good time to say "thank you". I still have so much to learn but I am enjoying the process so much.

I have included links to a few of the botanical artists I really enjoy. I'm sure I will be adding more as I they come to mind. I hope you will take some time to look at their wonderful work.


  1. I agree with you Cheryl! But I include you in my thanks and in the list of artists to enjoy. Your work always inspires me!

    1. Thanks so much, Deb. You are definitely at the top of my list of encouragers. :) Happy painting!