Flora of India


Flora of India was painted during my artist residency at Artcore. Following the theme of celebrating India I became interested in native flowers of India. During British rule plant hunters most importantly, Sir Joseph Hooker, Director of Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew brought back exotic flowers to Britain. This influenced British gardens, he published a book ‘Flora of British India’ in 1872, the first of seven volumes. This inspired my ‘Flora of India’ painting which incorporates some of the most important & striking flowers native to India.
Oil Paints, finished with sequins.
Each Panel is 174cm high x 66cm wide x 2.8cm deep

 Originally painted on two canvas panels. This Diptych has now been mounted on two separate boards & hung with mirror plates at sides top & bottom. Sale price £1800 is for the pair.