“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, Fluttering from the autumn tree”
Endlessly variable, beautiful and sometimes strange. From pine needles to palms, Annie has always loved the immense variety of scale, shape, structure, colour and texture of leaves.
Here are a few of her botanical illustrations showing the interest in detail and colour.
Botanical illustration is in many ways like the ‘painting-up’ or, to use a more modern term, ‘rendering’ of jewellery designs. You must know the way things will look in order to show the customer - or the goldsmith making it - exactly what you have envisaged.
Understanding how an item will be made, and how thick or thin the metal components will be, is vital. Annie worked ‘at the...