Two Old Man’s Beard Climbers
Clematis vitalba – This painting was awarded a Certificate of Botanical Merit, Highly Commended for the Joyce Cuming Presentation Award, and an Honourable Mention for the Strathmore Award for Composition at the Society of Botanical Art’s annual exhibition in 2015.
Katherine Tyrrell an artist and blogger at Making a Mark writes:
‘The design used for this work is delightful. There are no wonderful colours to draw the eye, the painting has to rely entirely on the skills of the artist to design a painting which builds on the typical growth habit of “Old Man’s Beard” to produce a painting which is excellent. The use of two stems, rather than one stem, which crossover is critical to the end result. The placement of the “beard” in the sweetspots top left and bottom right is also very helpful to its overall impact.’