Lucy Auge '150 Flowers at Botany Shop'

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Lucy Auge '150 Flowers at Botany Shop'

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We hold a small curated collection of botanical illustrations hand picked from Lucy Auge's '150 Flowers' an edited version of ‘500 Flowers’ which was displayed at Botany during January and March 2016.

'500 Flowers’ was painted over six months in 2015 from Lucy's studio in rural Somerset, inspired by Picasso’s practice of producing a painting a day.

The pictures are first attempts; they demonstrate the free, unedited creativity of the artist. Inspired by the simple beauty of nature, Lucy shows flora in its purest form. Finding splendor in all flora is key to the artist, even in the specimens that are not conventionally regarded so. “One of my favourite plants I drew turned out to be the nettle. So overlooked as a weed, but it has a striking structure and I like to find beauty in the unwanted”.

The diffusive nature of the calligraphy ink drawn on vintage paper brings a calm vibrancy to the petals. The minimalist style is influenced by classic oriental art with the conservative use of colour capturing the essence and fluidity of the subject itself.

“It’s no longer a flower, it becomes my vision and my interpretation of seeing nature”

All worked is hand drawn with calligraphy ink on vintage 1920s paper.

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