Medium: Botanical Art in Coloured Pencil and Watercolour
“I was a Biology teacher for over 35 years, always interested in Art. I resigned my permanent job to study Art. I studied Botanical Art at Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh, and was involved in establishing the Scottish Society of Botanical Artists (SSBA) in 2015.
I am currently a Director, and Membership Secretary, of the SSBA. I am also a member of the Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh.
I spend winters in the Algarve with my son and his family. In Scotland, I am involved in Art exhibitions and occasional Craft Fairs, selling my cards and hand-painted silk scarves.
I attend classes in Botanical Art, tutored by Fiona Strickland and Robert McNeill (‘McNeill Botanicals’). I have taught a beginners watercolour class and given talks to interested groups.
I would classify my art as Realist work with details. I specialise in Botanical work with the intention of producing 3-dimensional paintings. Some of my subjects suit coloured pencil rather than watercolour; and I always work with transparent colours, working on HP pressed paper.”
Aileen’s work is available for sale – please contact her direct vie e-mail. She is possibly open to commissions.
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