25 October, 2010

On Show...Beauitful Botanical Artwork.

There's several fantastic exhibitions coming up that you might want to check out...here's one I'd love to see. These botanical art works by Jenny Phillips are devine and highly collectible. Read on... Enjoy x

Jenny Phillips | Magnolia grandiflora with seedpod 2004 watercolour on paper | Collection of the artist

Beautiful Botanical Artwork, the works of renowned Melbourne [Victoria] botanical artists, Jenny Phillips will be on show November 12 at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Dunns Rd, Morington, Victoria.

A bit about Jenny  & the exhibition - running 12 November 2010 - 6 February 2011 | Jenny Phillips: The hidden meaning of plants .
'An MPRG exhibition - Jenny Phillips, deservedly, has an international reputation as an important botanical artist. As founder, director and teacher at The Botanical Art School in Melbourne she has also been largely responsible for the contemporary renaissance of botanical art, both here and abroad.
The life of Jenny Phillips has been consumed by a passion for hunting down and painting plants and flowers. This exhibition, the first major retrospective of her work, examines the way in which Jenny Phillips' botanical art goes beyond scientific observation, where plants are used as a motif to demonstrate artistic skills and scientific knowledge, to one where plants are invested with symbolic meaning to express the artist’s emotional states and relationships with family and friends.
Featuring rarely seen watercolours and drawings sourced from private collections throughout Australia, the exhibition includes works from her well-known Magnolia, Strelitzia and Waterlily series along with examples of Australian natives, exotics and fruit and vegetable studies.' 

Magnolia Grandiflora

Flaming Tulip

Rococo Tulip



For more info on Jenny Phillips visit her Web site HERE or visit an  great article written in 2008 in the SMH [Sydney Morning Herald HERE] in an interview with the artist discussing her work.

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