2 Kumara and a Swede


Printing: Giclee Archival Ink Print
Paper: Breathing Color Optica One
Finish: Un-Framed


Product Description

‘2 Kumara and a Swede’, watercolour – Ipomoea batatas, red and gold Kumara and Brassica napus – even the humble sweet potato and swede were a joy to paint with all their little nodules and intricate, hairy roots! A3 limited edition of 25

Lesley Alexander

‘Originally from the UK, Lesley has lived in Auckland with her Kiwi husband and 3 children for 12 years. She has always loved drawing and as a mature student, gained a 1st Class Honours degree in Graphic Design, specialising in Scientific Illustration from Middlesex University. With her nursing background, she quickly became involved in medical illustration. However, it was when she was commissioned to 2 Clematis for the covers of the British Clematis Journal, that she became enthralled with botanical illustration. In April last year, she completed the Diploma in Botanical Art, run by the Society of Botanical Artists in the UK and gained a Distinction. She is also a member of the Botanical Society of New Zealand (BASNZ) and the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA). Lesley still works part time in a Learning Support Department of a local college and spends the rest of her time painting. Last year she started tutoring botanical illustration at Kumeu Art Centre, as well as privately, and loves being able to inspire others by sharing her love of painting plants in all their guises as well as other natural history subjects.’

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A3 Un-Framed