Jean Emmons

Jean Emmons

Jean was initially trained in abstraction and colour, then came to botanical art through her love of gardening and a career in horticultural book and magazine illustration. 

This quote from her website beautifully sums up her work. Beautiful etheral colours that touch you deeply, showing you sides of the plant that you have only ever felt and not "seen".

“No rules will enable a painter coldly to construct chromatic compositions…the constant study of color in nature and in the works of great colorists will do much, but even more important still is the possession of a natural feeing for what may be called the poetry of color, which leads the artist almost instinctively to seize on color melodies as they occur in nature, and afterward to reproduce them on canvas, with such additions or modifications as his feeling for color impels him to make.”

— Ogden Rood, artist and physicist

 

Her website

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