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Natures Palette

We are thrilled to announce the finalists from the Natures Palette online showcase! The quality of submissions was absolutely amazing making it a tough choice to make. liaising with two botanical art experts and much deliberation, we are excited to reveal the winners. 


Congratulations to all the talented artists who submitted their beautiful work and thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

Second Place

Sophie Smith

Sophie is a Botanical Artist based in Northamptonshire, specialising in coloured pencil.  After a career as a draughtsperson and designer for the retail sector, Sophie returned to her love of observational drawing and found an abundance of inspiration in the natural world. 


Embarking on a distance leaning diploma with the Society of Botanical Art, she graduated with distinction in 2023.  Sophie has since had work exhibited in the Mall Galleries, London and runs workshops with the Wildlife Trust.

Sophie Smith's botanical featuring a hanging bunch of garlic bulbs, earned her second place in the competition. The judges were impressed by her attention to detail and the lifelike quality of the garlic. Sophie's skill of rendering the shadows along with the display of understanding form brought the piece to life. It is evident that her work and dedication paid off resulting in well deserved recognition.

First Place

Georgie Mae Jones

As a Civil Engineer I have limited time for art, that I truly cherish. In those precious moments I have, I take a technical approach in aim to precisely measure the size and angles of a subject, whilst always being fascinated by by nature's captivating forms. 


Watercolour became the medium I found most challenging with least room for error, and it became my goal to conquer it. In doing so my own style is still emerging and growing, with inspiration of the old explorers' records we now see in vintage books, as seen in my use of colour and preference for an off-white paper. 


Currently I strive to learn more about the science of plants, in order to allow me to add more accurately illustrated botanical elements into future peices.

We are proud to announce the winner our Natures Palette exhibition, Georgie Mae jones. In her submission she displayed exceptional levels of detail within her chosen flower and its stem. With her use of composition to represent the flower at different angles and her lightness of touch, has given the piece a tenderness which fits perfectly with its name 'Winds of Adonis'.


This name is in reference to Greek origins behind the Anemone Coronaria's name, and the 'windflowers' presence in the story of Aphrodite and Adonis. Where according to Greek mythology, the anemone sprang from Aphrodite's tears as she mourned the death of Adonis. 

Shortlist Winners

We offer our heartfelt congratulations to them for their hard and dedication. Their achievements are truly inspiring and we are honoured to have hosted them for this exhibition. 

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