Rosanna Gardner
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Botanical

Painting flowers provides a artistic haven in a world of political turbulence.   

Pineapple

Pineapple

‘The very pineapple of politeness’  Sheridan 'The Rivals'

Daffodils

Daffodils

'Daffodils that come before the swallow dares, and take The winds of March with beauty...'

Shakespeare 'The Winter's Tale'

Rose Cyclamen

Rose Cyclamen

 

‘…And cyclamens putting their ears back.’ 

D.H.Lawrence 

Poppies

Poppies

Symbols of remembrance

Foxglove

Foxglove

Fairy folks’ fingers casting spells; Lambs-tongue-leaves; a ring of bells.” Anonymous

Delphinium

Delphinium

'The flower buds of the delphinium are like dolphins on the Tyrrhenian.  Or so some people say but I’ve never seen them that way.'

Anon 

Campanula portenschlagiana

Campanula portenschlagiana

Dalmatian bellflower 

Dryandra formosa

Dryandra formosa

Drawing after Ferdinand Bauer