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Cover Image Magnolia by Cheryl Hodges

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GARDEN TRIPOD A Redbubble Country Gardens come grow with us Group Members Magazine Issue

10 April 2013 Garden Tripod Web Site www.gardentripod.com

Editor TheAgency Cover image Magnolia by Cheryl Hodges   News Hound D.O.F. by dgscotland Co-Created Original by Philip DeLoach adapted by TheAgency Feature On View

6 Botanical Artists Cheryl Hodges William Colclough Thomas Maureen Sparling Vanessa Pasqualetto Sarah Trett Esmee van Breugel

Welcome New Members

Irene Burdell AmandaWitt kkphoto1 Debbie Oppermann Ludwig Wagner William Colclough Thomas KatiesCorner Wojciech Dabrowski baneling Vivian Sturdivant Nancy Richard dgscotland Melinda Anderson

Contributors: Real Yellow Challenge catalogue Very Yellow by ElsT yellow tulips by JuliaPaa Sensitive plant by Ana Belaj Spring Is Here! by Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography) Lemondrops by Fay270 Yellow Wild Flowers by Jay Reed St. John's Wort by marens Prickly Conostylis (Conostylis aculeata) by Elaine Teague A little Sunshine by KUJO-Photo Sun Kissed by vigor Best Summer Dresses by Astrid Ewing Photography Yellow Begonias in Rose Box - Digital Oil Painting by Sandra Foster Sunflower tapestry by Celeste Mookherjee Yellow Tulips .. by AnnDixon Ice Drop by BlueShift Rain Kissed by Debbie Oppermann Fluffy Yellow No.3 by Orla Cahill Photography yellow by Melissa, Sue Ball Gorse Bush (Ulex europaeus) by Ludwig Wagner Yellow peril'... by Valerie Anne Kelly A splash of yellow by Dragonfly River Studios Study in Yellow by Kenneth Hoffman The Light of Flowers by Gabrielle Lees Black With A Hint Of Botanical Element ~ Part Two by artisandelimage

Yellow sea of small flowers by Arie Koene Ottawa's Canadian Tulip Festival by Yannik Hay Aspen Delight by Wojciech Dabrowski Nature's Beauty © by Dawn M. Becker Yellow Mums by WildestArt Don't cry for me! by bubblehex08 Autumn in Central Park, New York City by Alberto DeJesus Sunlit Flowers by GreyFeatherPhot Daisies in the sky by MarianBendeth Sun of the Garden by rosaliemcm Painted Yellow Iris by Anita Pollak Pot Of Gold by Fara Disintegrating Sunshine by Stevie B Yellin' Yellow! by ctheworld Always On The Sunny Side by NatureGreeting Cards ©ccwri Dotted Yellow Loostrife, Muckross Head, Donegal by George Row Softly She Sings Her Lullaby by TeresaB Calla Lily by Joy Watson Yellow Delight by Monnie Ryan Winter Squash Flowers by cclaude Spring in the Vinyard by Barbara Brown Just Call Them Mellow Yellow ~ Daisies by SummerJade Brilliant Yellow Lily! by Pat Yager Abutilon. by Bette Devine Golden Datura by Marian Grayson

Spotlight BlueShift Celeste Mookherjee

EbyArts Sunflowers EbyArts

Ramblings from the Office Temp collection of hen images by Nicole W.

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Micropropagation Part 3 Richard Fenwick

Welcome to the Garden Tripod Magazine and the Country Gardens Come Grow With Us group in RedBubble

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Irene Burdell

Vivian Sturdivant

Melinda Anderson

KatiesCorner

Ludwig Wagner

Nancy Richard

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William Colclough Thomas

Wojciech Dabrowski

Debbie Oppermann

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garden tripod A Redbubble Country Gardens come grow with us Group Members Magazine Welcome to our 10th edition of the Garden Tripod. We have a wonderful collection of images to show you from around the web. Continuing from last month we are still showing text in the raw, as it has been written, rather than trimming and tidying. We felt we was loosing contact with the person. So spelling mistakes and grammatical errors are now included for free, and we meet the real people, unpolished, unaltered. Around the office we have the office news hound has picked an image of lush green grass , that was taken in Dundee, only a 4 hour drive away from me.... so the grass is safe from the news hound Summer. The Country Garden Group Challenge Real Yellow was a bid success .. lots of amazing images again.. so put them in a catalog for you to see them all. One clear winner and the feature for this will appear in next months magazine. This month we have the spotlight on the joint winners from last months challenge This months pull out feature is a collection of six botanical artists .. completely wonderful work in showing the detail and the skill involved is amazing. I know as I used to draw botanical images myself. Why draw when you can photograph, well a photograph distorts and flattens the image ever so slightly, it can only record the image not document it like a botanical artist can. Richard Fenwick is giving us part 3 of the talk on Micropropagation, Sadly we had no winners this week .. but there is another chance to enter the competition to win a plant Plant culture Kit Also we have a wonderful collection of sunflower images by EbyArts, who thought a sunflower could look so moody Hope you enjoy this selection of images.. Stay Safe agen

A little word from our Office News Hound Hi Folks .. I am officially the office dog for the Garden Tripod Magazine. This month I have chosen a wonderful image of grass. It would be so amazing to just run and run and run in the field of grass shown by dgscotland. I am still to young for long runs so can only run in the garden.... its a bit muddy here now !! so please send fresh grass soon mother-nature, and some sunshine .... I will be a full year old soon and would love to hear your ideas for a good party theme, or party food for us dogs. Will need a cake ... love cake .. the dogs cake ones, not the fluffley sugary one my carers eat .. no wonder they cannot run as fast as me, eating their kind of cake !!! I would also really like to see the pics of you (without your carers) chillin out in your gardens, or playing on days out. Or just where you go for your walks. Now where do I get that grass stuff on a roll from.....

Stay Safe Princess Summer

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by dgscotland

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Co-Created Co-Created Original by Philip DeLoach adapted by TheAgency

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Real Yellow Real Yellow Real Yellow Real Yellow Real Yellow Real Yellow Catalogue

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Sunlit Flowers by GreyFeatherPhot

Autumn in Central Park, New York City by Alberto DeJesus

Don't cry for me! by bubblehex08

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Sun of the Garden by rosaliemcm

Painted Yellow Iris by Anita Pollak

Pot Of Gold by Fara

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Catalogue

Real Yellow

Daisies in the sky by MarianBendeth

Disintegrating Sunshine by Stevie B

Yellin' Yellow! by ctheworld

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Always On The Sunny Side by NatureGreeting Cards ©ccwri

Dotted Yellow Loostrife, Muckross Head, Donegal by George Row

Softly She Sings Her Lullaby by TeresaB

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Catalogue

Real Yellow

Yellow Delight by Monnie Ryan

Calla Lily by Joy Watson

Winter Squash Flowers by cclaude

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Just Call Them Mellow Yellow ~ Daisies by SummerJade

Spring in the Vinyard by Barbara Brown

Brilliant Yellow Lily! by Pat Yager

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Catalogue

Real Yellow

Abutilon. by Bette Devine

Golden Datura by  Marian Grayson

Very Yellow by ElsT

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Sensitive plant by Ana Belaj

yellow tulips by JuliaPaa

Spring Is Here! by Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)

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Catalogue

Real Yellow

Lemondrops by Fay270

St. John's Wort by marens

Yellow Wild Flowers by Jay Reed

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Prickly Conostylis (Conostylis aculeata) by Elaine Teague

A little Sunshine by KUJO-Photo

Sun Kissed by vigor

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Catalogue

Real Yellow

Best Summer Dresses by Astrid Ewing Photography

Yellow Begonias in Rose Box - Digital Oil Painting by Sandra Foster

Sunflower tapestry by Celeste Mookherjee

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Yellow Tulips .. by AnnDixon

Ice Drop by BlueShift

Rain Kissed by Debbie Oppermann

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Catalogue

Real Yellow

yellow by Melissa, Sue Ball

Fluffy Yellow No.3 by Orla Cahill Photography

Gorse Bush (Ulex europaeus) by Ludwig Wagner

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A splash of yellow by Dragonfly River Studios

Yellow peril'... by Valerie Anne Kelly

Study in Yellow by Kenneth Hoffman

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Catalogue

Real Yellow

The Light of Flowers by Gabrielle Lees

Yellow Mums by WildestArt

Yellow sea of small flowers by Arie Koene

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Aspen Delight by Wojciech Dabrowski

Ottawa's Canadian Tulip Festival by Yannik Hay

Nature's Beauty © by Dawn M. Becker

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Catalogue

Real Yellow

49 Entries 181 Votes 1 Winner

Black With A Hint Of Botanical Element ~ Part Two by artisandelimage

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Winner with 10 votes

Black With A Hint Of Botanical Element ~ Part Two by artisandelimage

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Sunflower tapestry by Celeste Mookherjee

2nd Place with 8 votes Garden Tripod 10 30

Nature's Beauty © by Dawn M. Becker

3rd Place with 7 votes each

Best Summer Dresses by Astrid Ewing Photography

Fluffy Yellow No.3 by Orla Cahill Photography

4th Place with 6 votes each

Sun Kissed Spring in the Vinyard by Barbara Brown

by vigor

Calla Lily by Joy Watson

Autumn in Central Park, New York City by Alberto DeJesus

Sunlit Flowers by GreyFeatherPhot

Spotlight Rhapsody in Green Challenge Joint winners Garden Tripod 10 34

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Spotlight BlueShift LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

I’m a professional photographer, ex forensic scientist, and part time designer of geeky Tees! I specialise (yes, that’s UK spelling!) in water splash photography, and create scientifically based art for a living. I’ve been lucky enough to win an award for my photographs and I’m an associate member of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS). See more of my work on my website: www.blueshiftgallery.com …and find out more about me here: What makes me Tick If you like my pics, please follow me on Facebook! www.facebook.com

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Crowning Glory

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Green Drop by BlueShift

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Green Drop

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Field of Dreams

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Sun Shelter

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Winter Mists

iPhone Cases, Calendars, T-shirts and other products are available from  BlueShift

BlueShift LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

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Spotlight Celeste Mookherjee LONG BEACH, UNITED STATES

Celeste Mookherjee is a passionate photographer based in Long Beach, California. She loves working with nature subjects, especially plants and flowers viewed in intimate and occasionally abstract ways. Celeste has become well known locally for her artistic images, which are especially popular in the gift shop at South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes.

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Unfurling fern

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Green rivers

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You are my sunshine

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West Coast Sea Nettle

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Celeste Mookherjee LONG BEACH, UNITED STATES

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Ramblings from the Office Temp ~ Grow your own !!

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Becomming a man by Nicole W.

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Ramblings from the Office Temp I live in Europe, and usually around this time of year we enjoy spring. This year however, there doesn’t seem to be any spring at all, temperatures below zero every night, snow and news forecasts about icebreakers needed on the big lakes are not a good sign at the end of March. This years` month of March is the coldest in history. Nature is a few weeks behind on the normal developing, but in my garden, something very spring-like has happened…… One of my chickens sits on a load of eggs and they are about to hatch. Now how cool is that! Many people tell me they love to see chickens in the garden. And you know what? It IS fun! And useful too in some ways. Did you know chickens scratch your soil, and keep it airy while they are searching for those little insects they like so much? Of course, while they do that, they also get the dirt on your carefully swept pathways, and you have to pick up that broom over and over again, but nothing in this world is free. Just think about the fresh eggs they give you every day….they taste so much better than the ones you get in the supermarket. The biggest advantage to me, as a notorious spider hater, is the fact that hardly any spiders find their way into my house. They get eaten by my chickens, way before they even get close to the house. And if one ugly monster does find its way in, and terrorizes me into a corner with nowhere to go, I fetch a chicken and they do a way better job than my husband, who is, and that goes for most men, never around when you need him for a justified killing job. But not all fun things have to be useful, do they? Chickens have their advantages, but they are mostly a lot of fun to watch and to interact with. They can get used to you, especially once they learn you are the one bringing the food, and more important…the treats.

very special rooster by Nicole W.

I once took a baby chicken in the house, and he basically grew up sitting on my shoulder. I named her Chucky, and she really was a member of the family. The cat didn’t always agree, but eventually he gave up and accepted her. She grew up to be a full-grown chicken with unfortunately, full-grown stools. And no way to get her to drop them outside or in a cat pan or something. Chickens can’t be potty trained. So eventually, I introduced her to the other chickens outside and she lived for over 10 years in the garden, and until the very end she came running up to me for treats whenever I called her. Now where do people get the idea that they can’t have chickens in their garden? I hear convincing arguments about fussy neighbors, the dog, space etc. etc. But believe me….if you really want the cuties in your garden, everything can be solved and you can make it happen. I have 3 rescued dogs, and they have known hunger up to a point of starvation when they lived on the streets. Not hard to imagine they will eat anything, even if it means they have to kill it themselves, and in spite of the fact that they do get 2 meals a day now, they have grown up knowing food is not always around and you have to take advantage of every opportunity. I have thought my dogs to never ever touch the chickens. EVER! They learned within a week. My chickens roam the whole garden freely, and so do the dogs. No problems, ever. So what about the neighbors? There are several solutions. You either bribe them with the fresh eggs, or you decide to have chickens without a rooster. I agree, you will not have any cute babies when you don’t have daddy, but you will have those delicious fresh eggs and the fun of chickens in your garden. Space shouldn’t be a problem; chickens aren’t that fussy about it. I would never recommend keeping chickens in a small cage, but a small garden with soil and plants where they can do their chicken things freely will do. Just consider what breed you want, take small chickens for a small garden, and don’t take more than 2 or 3. Here’s some things chickens need: They need to sleep on a stick above ground. And that stick needs to be on a dry place. I use a henhouse that I never close. It has a roof and two sticks and is claimed by one chicken. She won’t let the other ones near the henhouse, unless they have to lay an egg. They certainly are not allowed to sleep inside.

I also have a large stable for the pigs. A lot of my chickens sleep there, but only the ones belonging to that clan, are allowed in. That leaves 6 young chickens homeless. But that doesn’t seem to be a problem at all. They sleep in the wisteria, 2 meters up from the ground! People are afraid to let chickens run around freely. I wonder why, because they have a strong sense of where they belong. Sure, the smaller breeds can fly. And maybe they will visit the neighbors from time to time. But they know where they live and they will stay there. So there is no need to lock them up in tiny henhouses, except for a few days when you first get them, because obviously they need some time to start to feel at home. Even feeding them is easy. A lot of pet stores sell chicken food, and that really is all they need if you let them roam around in your garden. They will add insects and other stuff we don’t want to know about, to their diet. Chicken food is not expensive. And for treats, you can give them pieces of bread, cheese and even fruit from time to time. They will love you for it. They also need fresh water. A chicken needs to drink at least once a day. That’s something to consider when their water freezes up in the winter. Within a few days, I will have the happy view of a mother chicken with several babies in my garden. Just in time for Easter. I have Chabo chickens, and they come in three kinds, the cutest ones are the frizzled ones. Their feathers curl to the outside. They are about the smallest chicken breed in the world and their eggs are the size of big marbles. They breed easily, and I let them. They live in total freedom in my backyard, but when the young ones grow up, I take the roosters out and sell them to other chicken owners. (NO I don’t eat them!!) I keep 2 or 3 frizzled roosters around, but not more. I can tell you, its great fun to have these birds around.

Becomming a man by Nicole W.

by Nicole W.

Chabo couple

very special rooster

My mom still loves me....

curly feathered chabo chick

Brown baby chick

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Micropropagation

Part 3-

Hello In this issue I would like to discuss my favourite topic. It’s a subject I specialized in when I was at college and the one technique which I feel is much undervalued. Issue 8 – Advantages, Disadvantages, Nutrient gel Issue 9 – Plant initiation/New start, Problems

Issue 10 – Multiplication, Rooting Issue 11 – Weaning, Aftercare

We have a competition to win a Plant culture Kit at the end of this article, to enter email your answer the Garden Tripod Magazine at

gardentripod@yahoo.com Winners are selected at random and will be announced in issue 11

Please Note: Views, comments are my own and any products discussed in this article are not endorsed by myself or Garden Tripod Magazine.

Micropropagation

Part 3 –

Multiplication and Rooting Multiplication is normally on a 4-6 week rotation, depending on health and variety of the plant. Daily observations should be made for any contamination, gas build up or early signs of vitrification/hyperhydracity. Generally the culture has no roots at this stage just top growth/callus in a multiplication mix. Before opening a jar to multiply, always look for any · · · · ·

Bacterial contamination Phenolic exudates Callus type/ differentiation Plant health – vitrification & pest/diseases Ethylene gas build up

Always wash your hands before working and spray with 10% ethanol in the laminar flow cabinet. You should also have two lab coats, one for working in the growth room and one for working in the cabinets. These should be washed on a daily basis and will reduce plant culture problems. All equipment should be sterilized before use. Procedure while working in the laminar flow cabinet · · · · ·

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Take plants out of the jar from the left Work off a white tile and multiply plant material Re-flame scalpel and tweezers between plants Place these new sections into fresh medium in the right Use autoclaved paper over the tile before starting a new jar, this will reduce any cross contamination Label jars with a plant code, date, gel code and your initials Enter jar numbers into a diary plus any additional info; gel type, Sun Film use and any other observations Plant numbers are increased over a period of time, typically 200+ jars before the rooting stage

Environmental conditions within the jar - 90% - 100% Humidity There is enough O2 and CO2 mix for the plants to grow/multiply until the plants are multiplied again. If a solid cap is used there is little gas exchange however Sun Film provides gas exchange through a permeable layer. Rooting The rooting mix is often completely different to the multiplication mix and will require research and development. Once this has been developed, large number of plants can be transferred and rooted. Rooting time scale can be 4-6 weeks with daily monitoring; once 80% of the jar is rooted the plants can be weaned. The last 20% should root once weaned and in compost.

In issue 11 we will look at weaning and aftercare.

Micropropagation Part 3-

Competition 2 lucky readers could win a Plantlet Culture Kit Just answer this simple question – What is plant callus? Winners are selected at random and will be announced in issue 11 Good luck

Plantlet Culture Kit for Tomato, Potato and Sweet Peas

To enter email your answer the Garden Tripod Magazine at

gardentripod@yahoo.com Winners are selected at random and will be announced in issue 10

Next month weaning and aftercare

Please Note: Views, comments are my own and any products discussed in this article are not endorsed by myself or Garden Tripod Magazine.

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Botanical Artist

 Cheryl Hodges

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I’m a botanical artist living near Canberra, Australia. I’ve dabbled in many art forms over the years, but have been focusing on botanical watercolour painting since 2000. I build up my watercolours in many layers of soft washes, and finish off with darker washes and dry brush work with very fine brushes. I particularly enjoy painting Australian Native plants, and have done many fruit studies.

I have completed numerous commissions and won several awards in recent years. My works are held in private collections in Australia and overseas. Since 2005 I have exhibited in the Botanica exhibition at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney. I am a member of the Botanical Art Society of Australia and the American Society of Botanical Artists.

 Cheryl Hodges Botanical Art Society of Australia American Society of Botanical Artists

Corymbia ficifolia - Red Flowering Gum

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Eucalyptus globulus - Southern Bluegum

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Hakea laurina - Pincushion Hakea

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Amanita muscari - Fly Agaric

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Botanical Artist William Colclough Thomas Garden Tripod 10 80

William focuses his work within the realm of botanical art, with a fresh vision of realism to environment. His current series 'en masse' specifically reflects the environ of each species within a mass setting. Each floral and/or foliage specimen is presented as it thrives amongst many of its kind, which highlights variety of shape, contour, foliage display, play of light, color, rhythmic vibrancy and balance. This approach engenders the artist with more freedom of expression, which is paramount in an artistic endeavor – differing from the traditional path of botanical illustration. The large size as well as the acrylic on canvas medium is yet another point of departure from the more scientific, cataloging of

botanical species. A more artistic approach to wholly botanical subject matter has been somewhat missing since the master impressionists graced the world with their canvases. William was born and raised in Memphis, TN, moved as a teenager to Baton Rouge, LA, has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design from Louisiana State University and now lives and works as an artist in Birmingham, AL. Having spent much of his life pursuing illustration, graphics and design in stained glass, print publications, and a 25-year career with the Birmingham News in Alabama, he finally found the courage and financial resources to break from the norm and take a chance as a professional fine artist

William Colclough Thomas American Society of Botanical Artists National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society International Society of Acrylic Painters

Mountain Brook Art Association Birmingham Art Association

Variegated Solomon's Seal, 2011, 30" x 40" acrylic on canvas

William Colclough Thomas American Society of Botanical Artists National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society International Society of Acrylic Painters

Mountain Brook Art Association Birmingham Art Association

Blue-Violet Bearded Iris, 2012, 30" x 40" acrylic on canvas

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Variegated Holly, 2011, 40" x 30" acrylic on canvas

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Mountain Brook Art Association Birmingham Art Association

Purple Heart, 2011, 40" x 30" acrylic on canvas

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Botanical Artist

 Maureen Sparling Garden Tripod 10 86

My work mainly falls into the category of botanical and bird illustration. I am inspired by the incredible variety of flora and fauna to be seen in my surrounding Cotswold countryside throughout the season as well as the delicate plumage and exotic colours of the birds both at home and abroad. I love to capture minute detail in watercolour, so that these wonderful examples of natural beauty, often overlooked in the rush of everyday life, may be shared by all.

I won many art competitions as a child but have only recently had the opportunity to pursue art professionally. After raising my family, I studied parttime for a Higher National Diploma in Graphic Design and Illustration, achieving a Distrinction and then continued to eventually graduate with a First Class Honours Degree in 2001. My paintings can be seen in the annual Oxfordshire Artweeks Festival as well as other local galleries and exhibitions. I have also exhibited with the Society of Botanical Artists in London.

 Maureen Sparling Original watercolours are available for sale

January King Cabbage by Maureen Sparling

January King Cabbage

 Maureen Sparling Original watercolours are available for sale

Aquilegia

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Apples on Bough by Maureen Sparling

Apples on Bough

 Maureen Sparling Original watercolours are available for sale

Elderberries on Branch

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Botanical Artist Esmee van Breugel Garden Tripod 10 92

I’m a self-taught artist living in Edinburgh. Although I have had no formal art training since school, I have always loved drawing and painting, and use every opportunity to indulge my creative side. I paint mostly flowers from macro photos, but sometimes do still life and experiment with landscapes. My work is quite graphic and stylized, showing the influence of Japanese art and botanical drawings.

Pencil outlines feature strongly in my work as I like the details of my subjects to show clearly, usually through a bright wash of watercolour to gain a glowing, transparent effect. I’m also fond of using a dark background to make my subjects stand out.

Esmee van Breugel

Single Purple Poppy

Esmee van Breugel

Single Orange Poppy

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Single Pink Hibiscus Flower by Esmee van Breugel

Single Pink Hibiscus Flower

Esmee van Breugel

Agapanthus Flower by Esmee van Breugel

Agapanthus Flower

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Botanical Artist Va n e s s a P a s q u a l e t t o Garden Tripod 10 98

I was born in Vancouver, grew up in a suburb of the city and studied biology at Langara College and the University of British Columbia. Since then, I’ve worked in biology labs and botanical gardens in British Columbia, South Africa and Germany. Unfortunately, lately I haven’t had much time to paint because my little son just won’t allow it! However, he has just started kindergarten and my painting days are looking brighter. I am a self-taught artist and began painting botanical watercolours in 2004. Although my main interest is watercolour, I also work in graphite, charcoal and coloured pencil.

In April 2005, I had my first exhibit at the Botanical Garden Potsdam, Germany. Shortly thereafter, I was commissioned to illustrate new interpretive signage for this garden. I lived a number of years in South Africa and spent many of my weekends meandering the mountain and coastal trails of two of South Africa’s botanical paradises-the provinces of KwaZulu Natal and the Western Cape; much of my inspiration to paint South African flora arose from these weekend get-away explorations. Currently, I am living in Germany.

Vanessa Pasqualetto

Papaver orientale I

Vanessa Pasqualetto

Papaver orientale II

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Papaver orientale III

Vanessa Pasqualetto

Papaver orientale IV

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Botanical Artist

  S a r a h Tr e t t

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On completing my degree in Scientific Illustration at Lancaster University, England, I produced paintings for exhibitions and book illustrations for Harper Collins and Reader’s Digest. However my love for computers, photography and design, turned me away from the paintbrush and into regular graphic design work for the last 15 years, where the results were quicker and the numeration more constant. After moving to rural Australia in 2010, my passion to illustrate the world around me has heightened. I love

capturing the true beauty of nature; I would like to continue to inspire viewers to look closer at the wonders of our natural world. My wonderful son has been also been inspiring me to produce children’s illustrations for t-shirts and other gifts. I look forward to sharing my artistic adventures with you. Please feel free to contact me for commissions.

 Sarah Trett

Yellow Archangel - Lamiastrum galeobdolon

 Sarah Trett

Bear's breech

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Primula

 Sarah Trett

Flag Iris

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EbyArts

KITCHENER, CANADA Canadian Fine Art Photographer whose work is inspired by a love of nature. My photography concentrates on the light, shadows, lines, colours and shapes of NATURE.

I use a Canon EOS 5DMarkII. images speak for themselves

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September

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Sunflowers

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