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Curious, Sue Wickison

 

Internationally renowned botanical artist Sue Wickison has an eye for the curious, weird and wonderful. Growing up in Sierra Leone, West Africa, Sue's passion for natural history was nurtured by her father, a teacher, amateur botanist and artist, who used to take her on expeditions locating, identifying and collecting botanical specimens.

Since completing an Honours degree in Scientific Illustration from Middlesex University, London, Sue has traveled extensively and worked on illustrated books for the Agricultural and Forestry departments in the Solomon Islands, Nepal and Vanuatu. She has also produced over 50 natural history stamp designs for several countries in the Pacific, including New Zealand.

Sue has exhibited at the Royal Horticultural Society Show, Savill Gardens Windsor, the Society of Botanical Artists (London), the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, New Zealand House (London), and various Botanic gardens including Wellington, Dunedin and Sydney. Her current project continues her working relationship with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Now settled in New Zealand, Sue is a freelance botanical artist working on both our intriguing native flora and also plants of international interest.

Mitchell Studios has been lucky enough to stock Sue's range of luxury pure silk & wool scarves and cotton & linen gifts for the past year. We are now delighted to be presenting an exhibition of Sue's original botanical illustrations which includes pieces previously exhibited at Kew Gardens.

TOP IMAGE: ARISAEMA CANDIDISSIMUM, SUE WICKISON, WATERCOLOUR ON PAPER.

Too Hot to Handle (Chillis) by Sue Wickison

TOP IMAGE: TOO HOT TO HANDLE (CHILLIS), SUE WICKISON, WATERCOLOUR ON PAPER.

Curious Walkthrough by Artist Sue Wickison