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Super Nature: A new art fair inspired by the joy of plants

Super Nature is London’s first fair for art inspired by plants. This boutique art fair will show a curated selection of 25 exhibitors, all artists whose work celebrates the joy of plants, flowers and gardens.

From oil paintings to photography, collages to print-making, all work for sale at this affordable fair will be priced at under £500, with an abundance of art to appeal to both garden and art lovers alike.

Held in the impressive setting of the Garden Museum, visitors to Super Nature will also have the chance to create art inspired by nature themselves, in flower-pressing, collage, botanical sketching and abstract floral painting workshops hosted by the exhibiting artists.

Tickets cost £5 in advance or £7.50 on the door, and include entry to the whole Museum, usually £10.

Workshops 

Abstract Floral and Foliage Painting with Laura Gee
Sat 28 March, 1.30pm – 3pm
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Flower Pressing with JamJar Flowers
Sat 28 March, 3.30pm – 5pm
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Botanical Drawing with Oak Gall Ink with Sarah Jane Humphreys
Sun 29 March, 11am – 12.30pm
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Floral Things in Cups: Hand-painted Paper Collage with Clover Robin
2pm – 3.30pm
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Artists

  • Alexandra Noble

    Alexandra Noble

    Alexandra is a London-based garden designer and artist. She is presently designing and overseeing a handful of private gardens and most recently won the RHS People’s Choice Award for her Health and Wellbeing Garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018. She has been creating prints with abstract compositions of petals, stems and branches since 2015.
    www.alexandranoble.com

  • Anita Gwynn

    Anita Gwynn

    Anita Gwynn loves flowers and plants and loves drawing them. She likes to find out about the plants she is drawing. Gwynn wants everyone to realise that we do not exist in isolation, but as part of a whole. Without plants we wouldn’t survive.

  • Clover Robin

    Clover Robin

    Clover Robin is a collage artist and illustrator based in south-east London. Her work focuses on themes of nature and her love of the great outdoors. Clover has illustrated a number of lovely publications and released her own book Cut Paper Pictures, published by quarto in 2018.
    www.cloverrobin.com

  • Fiona Wheeler

    Fiona Wheeler

    Inspired by nature’s vibrant colours and intricate shapes, Fiona creates highly detailed paintings of botanical subjects. She works in watercolour and coloured pencil. Fiona is a Fellow member of The Society of Botanical Artists.
    www.botanical-artist.com

  • Hannah Brown

    Hannah Brown

    Hannah Brown is best known for sourcing unusual objects and capturing them in her beautifully made handmade box frames.
    Amongst other objects you will find preserved botanical pieces, ethically sourced Black gorgonian sea fans, the occasional Caribbean sea fan washed up after a hurricane, antique microscope slides and blown quails eggs.
    www.hannahbrowninteriors.co.uk

  • Hannah McVicar

    Hannah McVicar

    Hannah is a Bristol-based Artist and Printmaker, specialising in modern botanical prints and illustrations. She uses multi-media printmaking to illustrate plants in all their forms. Hannah has been producing botanical illustrations for books, magazines and packaging for the past sixteen years and is nationally known for the work that she has produced for Gardens Illustrated magazine and the RHS.
    www.hannahmcvicar.com

  • Helen Riches

    Helen Riches

    Both art and gardens have been jostling for pole position in Helen life for years, so exhibiting paintings at the Garden Museum allows them to share the reins at last. Helen was born in Northern Ireland, lives in Essex and Suffolk and paints when not gardening. (Or vice versa.)

  • JamJar Edit

    JamJar Edit

    Alongside JamJar Flowers Founder Melissa Richardson, Amy Fielding heads up the JamJar studio as well as their recently established e-commerce site JamJar Edit. Melissa’s approach to floristry, which celebrates seasonal flowers in all their glory, along with Amy’s love of modernist design, led to the launch of the Edit, which specialises in flower pressing and beautifully designed botanically inspired gifts.

    Their flower pressing story began when invited by British fashion label Mulberry to make pressed flower invitations for their SS15 fashion show. Similar projects quickly followed, and a new found obsession with the craft of pressing flowers led to more ambitious installations for the likes of Rakes Progress Magazine and Sketch in Mayfair. An invitation from a private client to create a bespoke wall of pressed flowers with specimens picked from the land around his home was a dream commission, and one that has led JamJar to not only create similar works of art but to offer clients the opportunity to preserve a favourite plant, a bouquet or even an entire garden.

    JamJar now hold regular flower pressing workshops, and sell a collection of framed pressed flowers, and flower pressing accessories online via jamjaredit.co.uk.

  • Jeff Josephine Designs

    Jeff Josephine Designs

    Jeff Josephine Designs is the home to British illustrator, printmaker and ceramicist Sophie Elm.
    She designs and creates a range of limited edition prints and illustrative studio pottery, all with a strong bold colour palette and playful use of pattern, giving a fresh look to a collection of hand crafted pieces for the home.
    www.jeffjosephinedesigns.co.uk

  • Jill Leman

    Jill Leman

    The Art of Simplicity - drawn towards the allure of favourite objects, artist Jill Leman creates vibrant, evocative paintings that seem deceptively simple, illuminating the excitement to be found in exploring the colour, pattern and shape of cherished possessions and passing this lasting delight on to the viewer.
    www.jillleman.co.uk 

  • Jo Aylward

    Jo Aylward

    Jo studied Fine Art at Bretton Hall in rural West Yorkshire and this was where her love of the natural world really began. Since then her work has been centred around pastoral themes and the experience of living in and engaging with the English countryside. A keen gardener, Jo has planted her garden in a small Kentish village to attract wildlife and this is a primary source of inspiration in her paintings.

  • Julia Patience

    Julia Patience

    Julia trained and worked as a designer and illustrator and is now an award-winning professional botanic artist. Living in Hong Kong recently, gave her the opportunity to paint the exquisite flora of Asia which spurred her on to becoming a Fellow of the Society of Botanic Artists. She exhibits internationally as well as in London and the South-East.
    www.juliapatience.com

  • Kate Friend

    Kate Friend

    Sweetpea by Kate Friend

    Photographer Kate Friend showed her first flower series, Botanical Portraits, at the Garden Museum in 2018. Kate’s work explores British identity through plants. Her work is recognisably minimal and is created using traditional film photography. Kate’s second Botanical Portraits series will be released in summer 2020. At Super Nature Kate will be showing a set of new limited edition botanical prints, as yet unseen.
    http://www.katefriend.com

  • Kevin Dutton

    Kevin Dutton

    Kevin produces photographic studies of plants and flowers grown in his garden and allotment in South London. His limited edition prints are exhibited and collected worldwide. Last year Kevin won a gold medal at the RHS botanical art and photography show and taught a botanical photography course at the V&A.
    www.kevindutton.net

  • Kit Boyd

    Kit Boyd

    Exploring our relationship with nature, Kit Boyd follows in the British romantic tradition of Samuel Palmer and the Neo-Romantics. Featuring real rural idylls to imagined dreamlike places, his etching, paintings and linocuts depict green men emerging from trees, lone figures wandering overgrown lanes, and landscapes with plantlife at the fore.
    www.kitboyd.com

  • Laura Gee

    Laura Gee

    Laura Gee is an artist based in London, her joyful and expressive paintings are a celebration of nature, whilst also translating memories of a time and place though abstraction and semi recognisable forms. Laura's practise explores the notion that art just like nature can have a positive effect on the viewer's wellbeing and inspire positive feelings.
    www.lauragee.co.uk

  • Liz Charsley

    Liz Charsley

    Liz Charsley makes drawings of wayside plants and trees, in ink, charcoal, and oil pastel. The growth of her practice has been fertilised by wanderings through London parks and annual summer forages on western Canadian coasts, harvesting visual material for making drawings during dormant grey winters.

  • Mary MacCarthy

    Mary MacCarthy

    Mary MacCarthy lives and works in North Norfolk, finding inspiration in her garden and the coastline. Working from sketchbooks she paints in oils and watercolours. After studying Textile design and Fine Art at Camberwell she worked on decorative commissions (including murals) before concentrating on her own projects.
    She has published three books on design.
    www.mary-maccarthy.co.uk

  • Pamela Taylor

    Pamela Taylor

    Pamela finds the natural world fascinating. She enjoys using ink to capture the form and character of trees, which are such an important part of our countryside. Her drawings record a brief moment in the life of the tree, but reflect the hundreds of years of history it has witnessed.
    www.pamelataylorbotanicalartist.com

  • Penny Brown

    Penny Brown

    Penny’s botanical work is grounded in a love of and fascination for the natural world. She works in graphite and cut paper collage, influenced by the paper mosaics of Mary Delaney.
    She is a member of The Society of Botanical Artists, exhibits with them regularly and is a tutor on their Distance Learning Course. Her collages have won several awards, including the prestigious President’s Prize at the SBA.
    In 2018 her book ‘Botanical Drawing - A Step-by-Step Guide’ was published by Search Press.
    www.pennybrownillustrations.com

  • Penny Fleet

    Penny Fleet

    Penny combines her background in Textile Design with her love of seasonal and wild flowers, gardens, plants and birds. Inspired by the countryside she creates mixed media artwork using paints, sprays, inks, hand-decorated collage papers, thread and text. Penny exhibits locally and runs small workshops in her rural garage studio.
    www.pennyfleet.co.uk

  • Rachel Gracey

    Rachel Gracey

    Gracey’s landscapes are inspired by seasonal changes in the natural world. Printmaking is her means of articulating a sense of place, identity and memory through the cycles of the year. She works in her Oxford based Studio, exhibits regularly and was elected a member of the Royal Society of Engravers in 2019.

  • Rose Electra Harris

    Rose Electra Harris

    Rose Electra Harris (b.1991) explores the interior, creating dreamlike, surreal and vibrant interpretations of domestic spaces around her. The room is an oasis and the items within it are what bring it to life. Harris imagines the colourful dialogue that exists between space and furnishings in her distorted perspective scenes. She uses decorative motifs, exotic bright hues of colour, intricate patterns and textures throughout her work.
    www.roseelectraharris.com

  • Sarah Jane Humphrey

    Sarah Jane Humphrey

    Sarah Jane Humphrey works from her studio in Cornwall where she lives. Spending time between her shop Botanical Atelier, in Falmouth where she teaches weekly Illustration workshops and her studio working on commissions. Sarah Jane is an award winning Botanical Illustrator and best selling author of ‘Botanical Art with Scientific Illustration’. Recent exhibitions include the RHS London Botanical Art show, where she picked up a Gold Medal for her collection ‘Medicinal Fruits and the Symbiosis with their Pollinators’ and also her participation with the Royal College of Physicians, for their 400th year anniversary.
    Besides this Sarah Jane’s illustration work mostly leads her towards commercial commissions, with clients such as Twitter, BrewDog, and Tesco.
    www.botanicalatelier.co.uk

Image: Dancing Greens by Laura Gee, image courtesy of the artist