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Fiona Strickland

Fiona Strickland
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My process is grounded in acute observation; a scrutiny and forensic analysis that begins on first sight. Passionate about the natural environment and taking inspiration from both an emotive and artistic response I have a curiosity for the diversity of the overlooked and my surprise at the discovery of the beauty that exists when a plant is less than perfect or viewed from an unusual viewpoint lifts my spirits, engages my senses and compels me to paint.
Captivated by any one of several elements, my acquired knowledge helps fuel a selection process. My observations focus on light, colour, and a particular observed moment in time and my essential need to record them.
The acknowledged boundaries of scientific plant representation or the analysis for mere replication are of no primary interest to me, compared to an insight into the essence of the plants character. The communication of such visually complex plant forms takes exceptional technical virtuosity, indeed there are moments in their execution, when time stops, and I am completely absorbed in the emerging narrative.
Twelve Jewels, An Outstanding Collection, Jonathan Cooper Gallery, London
35 years Anniversary Show Jonathan Cooper Gallery, London
Treasure House Fair. Jonathan Cooper Gallery, London
The Winter Show New York, Jonathan Cooper Gallery, London
Masterpiece Art Fair London, Jonathan Cooper Gallery, London
Exploring Botany, Manggha Museum, Krakow Poland.
Masterworks 11, Jonathan Cooper Gallery, London
Chelsea Townhouse Exhibition, Johnathan Cooper Gallery
Tulipa, Solo Exhibition, Jonathan Cooper Gallery, London
Bada Art Fair, Jonathan Cooper Gallery
The Shirley Sherwood Collection. Modern Masterpieces of Botanical Art,
Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art, RBGK
New Year New Art, Jonathan Cooper, Park Walk Gallery, London
Bada Art Fair, Jonathan Cooper Gallery, London
Newhouse Galleries – ILLUMINATIONS II
Dianne Bouchier Award for Excellence in Botanical Art, American Society of Botanical Artists.
30 Years Exhibition, Jonathan Cooper Gallery, London
Masterpiece London
British Artists in the Shirley Sherwood Collection, Shirley Sherwood Gallery, RBGK
Masterpiece, Jonathan Cooper Gallery
The Vital Moment, Solo show, Jonathan Cooper, Park Walk Gallery, London
Masterpiece, Jonathan Cooper Gallery
18th Annual International Juried Exhibition, ASBA/The Horticultural Society of New York (Best in Show Award)
Strictly Botanical, The Park Gallery, Falkirk (Curated)
Botanical Artists in the Collection of Dr Shirley Sherwood OBE, 25 Years, Jonathan Cooper Gallery
Masterpiece Jonathan Cooper Gallery
18th Annual International Juried Exhibition, Best in Show Award
17th Annual International Juried Exhibition, ASBA/The Hort. New York
Royal Mail Commemoration of the Great War, exhibition launch, The Garden Lobby, The Scottish Parliament
Celebration, papaver
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  • Celebration, papaver
  • Watercolour
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  • Sunflower
  • Watercolour
Tulipa, 'Blumex parrot'
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  • Tulipa, 'Blumex parrot'
  • Watercolour
Oriental Poppy
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  • Oriental Poppy
  • Watercolour
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  • Sonata
  • Watercolour
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  • Elegy
  • Charcoal