Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia


Jennifer Nitchie 

I finally felt that I had found my niche in 2007 when I undertook a Beginners Course with Jenny Phillips at the Botanical Art School, Melbourne. I loved creating something from 'nothing'. From six basic colours, water, great paper and a good brush or two, 3-dimensional
images can be encouraged to appear from a 2-dimensional surface.

I never cease to be in awe of the magic in it. I love the alchemy of mixing colours, the accurate observation needed to really see your subject and the very organic way water moves the paint on paper. I confess to being a hopeless romantic; each time I begin a new
subject I fall in love over again.

Rosa 'Henri Matisse' 
'Henri Matisse' rose
150 x 210 mm