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Artist: Botanicals

Nettie Bascomb Brown

"Botanicals are my passion! Plants that feed the bees, ancient plants, nature's medicine, wild foods are all pressed or impressed in my art"

 

Nettie Bascomb Brown is a botanical artist creating bas-relief botanicals impressions in plaster and concrete. Moving with the seasonal changes in colours and light, the varied forage for the bees and  pollinators and the breath-taking Wiltshire landscape are inspirations for her work.

More about Nettie Bascomb Brown

Nettie is a botanical artist working from her home studio in the Vale of Pewsey.

Since moving to Pewsey, Nettie has been involved in the theatre as a playwright, director and set designer, as an archaeologist at Blick Mead in the Stonehenge landscape and she is an experienced beekeeper. All these elements have inspired her artwork - moving with the seasonal changes in colours and light, the varied forage for the bees and pollinators and the breath-taking Wiltshire landscape.

 

Originally working in mixed media using watercolours, acrylics and incorporating natural plants in her work, Nettie has now introduced a new medium using clay and plaster, known as ‘bas - relief’, an ancient method used by botanists to record the finest details of plant species.

 

She was inspired to experiment with highly ‘textured’ art on learning that her brother in law, a keen gardener and nature lover was rapidly losing his sight. Nettie has gone on to develop a unique way to produce these panels in concrete for either interior or exterior display.

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