Mari Sawhill

Persoonlijke gegevens

Momenteel woonachtig in Noorwegen
E-mail: mari.sawhill@cantab.net

Opleiding

  • Cursus “Botanisch tekenen en schilderen”, Hortus Atelier Leiden, gegeven door Anita Walsmit Sachs
  • Masterclass gegeven door Anita Walsmit Sachs

Lidmaatschappen en onderscheidingen

  • Werkend lidmaatschap van de Vereniging van Botanisch Kunstenaars Nederland

Media

Aquarel, potlood, pen en inkt

Werkwijze

What I think is unique about botanical art is its element of “explaining.” Explaining something to someone is already an act of intricate art, and it is fascinating to explain the reason of botanical beauty by means of art.

Developing ideas of how to depict fine details is a source of creative challenge in this process, while at the same time I seek to capture overall “mood of the species” — the atmosphere rising from, and floating around, an individual plant.