This painting was shown at ‘In Pursuit of Plants’ Society of Botanical Artists exhibition at Westminster Central Hall, London.
Ernest Henry Wilson, 1876 - 1930 was a plant hunter, gardener and botanist. He left school early to work in a local nursery. He became an apprentice gardener at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, studying in the evenings. He received the Queens Prize for botany. He also worked at Kew. James Veitch & sons employed him as a plant hunter.
During an exhibition to China in 1910 he discovered Regal Lilies. His leg was crushed and broken during an avalanche. Rather than abandon his newly discovered Lilies, he used a camera tripod to help set his leg and carried on. He walked with a “Lily Limp” as he called it.
Sarah was drawn to paint this plant because of the bright tangerine colour and raindrops.
The painting is professionally mounted and framed by Framework (Wirral) Ltd. Please note frame sizes are approximate. Image size 29x20cm.
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Floral and Botanical Artistsee "Lilium 'Harmony'. Original Watercolour and Gouache Art Work" on Sarah Wood's website
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