As many of you know who read the blog on a regular basis, I often come across students’ work that really stands out to me, that I feel is blogworthy. Shona’s work shines out as you can see below. I asked if she wouldn’t mind us using some of her pieces on the blog and to write a short paragraph about herself to accompany her work. I hope you enjoy reading it and are all inspired by her work!
“My name is Shona and I’m currently doing the Botanical Illustration 1 course. I trained in graphic design in the 80s but I’ve never worked professionally in art. Instead I have enjoyed painting in watercolours as a hobby for years with plants and flowers often featuring in my work, so I thought it was time I learned the techniques involved in true botanical illustration properly and I signed up for the course last year. Learning to observe the detail needed to produce good illustrations, as well as new watercolour techniques, has been a challenge that I’ve enjoyed immensely and it has improved my general art skills too. I have one more assignment to complete then I hope to begin the second course right away!”