Giuliana Gallo Patti

Personal details

gallogiuliana@gmail.com
giulianabotanicalart@gmail.com
www.giulianabotanicalart.com

 Education

  • BSc (Hons) Bachelor of Science degree (Honours)

Giuliana approached botanical painting in The Netherlands in 2007 and furthered her knowledge in UK. She has attended intensive botanical art courses with Anne-Marie Evans, and workshops and masterclasses with Anita Walsmit Sachs, Christabel King, Katie Lee, Beverley Allen, Rosie Sanders, Fiona Strickland and other leading botanical artists.

Membership

  • Full member of Dutch Society of Botanical Artists
  • Member of Society of Botanical Artists America

Technique

Watercolour, pencil and coloured pencil, pen and ink

Method

Giuliana was born and brought up in Italy, on the Island of Elba, where her interest in nature began, thanks to the plants that her grandmother grew in her garden and the scented flowers of the Mediterranean maquis that cover the island. Her childhood interest in nature continued to grow in the Netherlands, the country where she lives and where she first approached botanical painting. She furthered her knowledge of the different techniques to truthfully represent the plant world in UK, at the Chelsea Physic Garden and at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, London.

Giuliana believes in botanical painting as a contemporary art genre. Furthermore, the practice of observation, research, drawing and painting of plants, is for her a way, in our increasingly technological world, to come closer to nature, see how vulnerable it is, and recognize the immense need there is to respect it and protect it, especially today when one in 4 plants species are at risk of extinction.

Giuliana has shown her work in numerous exhibitions in the Netherlands and internationally, including Germany, Italy and UK.

To promote collaboration and sharing of ideas between artists, she has organized several international botanical art masterclasses. In 2018 she has co-curated the Florentia, and in 2019 the Natura Picta International Exhibition of Botanical Art in Florence, Italy, and co-edited the accompanying catalogues.