A lifetime's passion for
Botanical Art and Forever Flowers
lovingly created by hand
FLOWERS, FRESH FROM THE STUDIO
I love to spend time creating beautiful floral pieces. I am inspired by many things - the British wild flowers I grew up with in Yorkshire; the work of Dutch Master Painters; my children's moss gardens; a beautiful chipped vase found in a charity shop...
Below you will see a selection of stems, botanical art pieces and arrangements. Please scroll through for inspiration! I welcome commissions for botanical art pieces, and will be launching a selection of stems to purchase in the shop in Spring 2021. To commission a botanical piece, please contact me using the form below or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
GET IN TOUCH
If you'd like to know more about the flowers, if you'd like to commission me or if you have an idea for a collaboration
- or if you are a fellow paper florist reaching out -
I'd love to hear from you. L x
What I love to do is
...look REALLY closely. Look at the flowers on the wayside, the flowers on the verges, in the meadows,
on the forest floor. What do you see?
I see amazing design, unparalleled beauty. However, sometimes, the details are so small we can't REALLY see it. I want to bring these wonderful little flowers to you in a different way. My paper recreations of wild flowers are often super sized to reveal the astounding detail the eye can't see.
Below, a blackberry blossom - simple and seemingly insignificant when spotted on the bramble vine, hard to reach and difficult to pick because of the thorns, this little blossom won't amount to much in an arrangement and won't last more than a few hours before loosing it's crumpled petals. But look closely and the level of detail revealed just in the centre of the flower is astounding.
As you go through the slide show, double clicking should allow you to go through the images at our own pace and there are additional image descriptors.
I was challenged to create a Passiflora (Passion Flower) from paper.
The Passion Flower is endlessly fascinating, both in terms of its structure and colouration, but also the symbolism which has become attached to the flower. The 'passion' is the Passion of Christ, with numerical associations such as the three fruit buds (the Holy Trinity); the ten petals (the 10 apostles) -- and the colourful rays representing the crown of thorns.
It was also a challenge -and a joy - to make.
Ling Warlow, Paper Artist
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