In October 2016 Jonathon Cooper will be holding the gallery’s first solo show of leading botanical artist Fiona Strickland.
Venue: Jonathan Cooper, 20 Park Walk, London SW10 0AQ
Opens 20th October – 12th November. Mon – Fri: 10am – 6.30pm and Sat: 11am – 4pm. Free entry.
Painting in watercolour on both Fabriano Artistico paper and Kelmscott vellum, Strickland seeks to engage and surprise viewers, often depicting flowers from an unusual viewpoint or at turning points in their life cycle, and her striking and dramatic works challenge perceptions of botanic art. Although botanically accurate, her paintings move beyond pure scientific representation, and are inspired by an emotive and artistic response, making each work a portrait that vividly captures the spirit of her subject. Including over twenty new paintings, Fiona Strickland: The Vital Moment will over visitors a unique and unmissable insight into a remarkable contemporary artist.
Work from the exhibition will also be included in the publication Plant: The Art of Botany, which will be published by Phaidon Press in September 2016.