In October 2023 Jonathan Cooper will be holding an exhibition of new paintings by the internationally-collected artist Rosie Sanders, The exhibition will include paintings of tree peonies, irises and wild flowers.
Rosie Sanders has established herself as one of the most innovative painters of flowers, setting her apart from traditional botanical artists. She has garnered international acclaim for her captivating watercolour paintings, and more recently, her striking oils on gessoed wood panels. Sanders' art is far from a mere representation or scientific documentation; instead, her paintings transcend the boundaries of contemporary botanical art and evoke a myriad of emotions.
Formerly a member of the Linnean Society, Rosie Sanders, a rebellious self-taught artist, is now often found at the Chelsea Arts Club. She has earned five Royal Horticultural Society Gold medals, and her paintings can be found in the collections of Dr. Shirley Sherwood O.B.E., being frequently exhibited in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery at Kew, and the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at Carnegie Mellon University, USA. Starting her artistic journey as a miniaturist, she was recognised by the Royal Academy Miniature Award in 1985. Her remarkable work is featured in several published monographs, including "The Apple Book," originally published by Phaidon Press and republished by Francis Lincoln, along with publications dedicated to her Flower paintings and Roses.