Bernard Carter - 57

Location: Buxton / Genre: Botanical Illustrator

Artist Statement

My watercolour technique is unusually dense to create bold images that very much give a 'pick of the paper' effect which works extremely well for botanical paintings, giving them a real life-like quality. This approach has earned me two Royal Horticultural Society Gold medals and a Best in Show award 2017 as well as work for their archives. I was a founder member of the Eden Project Florilegium Society and have had work published world-wide.

My forte in botanicals is to depict the real thing as would be seen in nature and not perfect specimens. Therefore, I tend to paint leaves especially, in ragged, chewed and curled conditions which often gives them a sculptural effect and produces unique images

Venue Information

Angler's Cottage, Miller's Dale

From Buxton and Bakewell take the A6 to Tideswell turn off B6049 to Miller's Dale take right turn by the chapel signposted Litton Mill. Studio is first building on your right. From Tideswell follow B6049, Turn left at chapel.

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