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Rosie Sanders is one of the UK’s leading botanical artists, and is internationally celebrated for her striking watercolour paintings of flowers. Always innovative, her work challenges the boundaries and perceptions of contemporary botanical art.


Evoking a range of emotions, Sanders’ paintings transcend pure representation or scientific documentation. She works in bold and saturated colours in watercolour on Arches paper, building tension by leaving much of the background bare and rarely allowing the flowers to touch. Fascinated by the interplay between the intensity of light and juxtaposition of colour, in her Devon studio she lights flowers from behind with bright light to reveal the translucency and texture of their petals. In recent years she has increasingly explored the dramatic intensity of charcoal in her work, and the luxuriant texture of petals emerging from darkness into light.


77 x 102cm