Exhibiting at The RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show 2024   14 June – 28 July  Saatchi Gallery 

Exhibiting at The RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show 2024   14 June – 28 July  Saatchi Gallery 

RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show 2024

I am so happy to share this portfolio of work which was awarded an RHS Gold Medal at the RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show, at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

This series is called ‘Tulips - Never Too Old To Dance’ and my images aim to highlight the charm of tulips at the end of their life.

Cut tulips fascinate me as they strike a new pose as each day passes. My photography communicates how tulips manage to retain their beauty once they have faded, withered and dropped several petals. Their colours are greatly altered, often darker and less vibrant than when they were in full bloom.

I have picked out key colours in each portrait to create a mini palette which both grounds the series and provides a useful reference point for colour matching. Old text taken from ‘Tulips’ from the Present Day - Gardening Series, by Rev. J Jacob, (published in 1912), is used to create subtle yet relevant background layers.