TULIP 'QUEEN OF THE NIGHT'
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300mm x 480mm
640mm x 840mm
Exquisite Watercolour 'Tulip Queen of the Night, Dwarf Bearded Iris, 'Cherry Gardens', Aquilegia Vulgaris' .
Ann is one of the UK's most respected painters of botanical art and she has exhibited widely since her first solo show in London in 1991, including at the Royal Horticultural Society. Her painting 'The Black Border' features in the Shirley Sherwood Collection and has been exhibited around the world at locations such as The Smithsonian Museum in Washington.
Ann and Charles Fraser have lived at Shepherd House, Inveresk since 1957 and every plant that Ann paints has been grown there in their one acre garden. Rosemary Verey, author of many gardening books, once wrote that 'Ann's paintings of flowers are so life-like they could be transported back to her garden'.
Ann Fraser studied drawing and painting for four years as a mature student at Edinburgh College Of Art. Having decided that she wanted to specialise in plants she followed up with a course in Botanical Illustration at the Royal Edinburgh Botanic Garden with John Mooney and Paul Nisbet. She had her first solo Exhibition in London in 1991 and since then has exhibited widely in London and Edinburgh. Ann has been awarded a Silver, a Silver Gilt and in 2010 a Gold Medal for her paintings by the Royal Horticultural Society, London. She is represented in many Private Collections in the UK and USA. Her work ‘The Black Border’ features in ‘Contemporary Botanical Artists of the World’ The Shirley Sherwood Collection and has been exhibited round the world, most recently at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington. Every plant that she paints has been nurtured in the one acre garden at Shepherd House, Inveresk, seven miles east of Edinburgh. Tulips, irises, hellebores and poppies are her special favourites. Her compositions are striking and intensely observed.