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A Wild Plant Year Exhibition

by Christina Hart Davies

Friday 14 - Sunday 23 April 2017

A Wild Plant Year explores the cultural history, folklore and medicinal or household uses of many of Britain’s bestloved wild plants through lavishly painted botanical watercolours. It takes us through a country year waymarked by special days such as Easter, Mothering Sunday, Hallowe en and Winter Solstice and features the native flowers and plants traditionally associated with each festival or season.

Country names, plant legends and folk medicine have long been a special interest of Christina Hart Davies, one of the country’s best known botanical artists and illustrators. Her precisely detailed and accurate paintings perfectly complement the fascinating stories attached to our flora. Six years in the making, this is a celebration of the long heritage of our relationship with Britain's native plants

Featuring many of the original artworks from the book (framed and unframed), plus books, cards and prints for sale. 

Christina Hart Davies is well known for her precise and accurate botanical watercolours, which feature in prestigious collections worldwide and have won many awards including four RHS Gold medals in the past. She has been commissioned many times to illustrate field guides to Britain’s wildflowers, most notably The Collins Wild Flower Guide. She has always championed the combining of art and science, looking at the natural world from different angles. Whilst working for over thirty years in both botanical art and botanical illustration, Christina has been teaching at The Kingcombe Centre for over 20 years, encouraging people to find their own style in which to celebrate plants of all kinds.

 

Christina will be demonstrating on the following dates:  

Sun 16 April and Mon 17 April 2017

 

Free entry

Cafe open each day 11am - 4pm

A Wild Plant Year c Christina Hart Davies

Bluebells c Christina Hart Davies-001

Blackberries c Christina Hart Davies