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A Documentary on Six of Australia's Most Respected Botanical Artists


T H E   A R T I S T S

Celia Rosser

Celia Elizabeth Rosser is a renowned Australian botanical artist, best known for having illustrated The Banksia’s,
a three-volume series of monographs containing watercolour paintings of every Banksia species.

Terry Napier

Having painted from early in his life, Terry developed a passion for natural objects and proceeded to hone his skills in observation and painting techniques. While gaining some early training in graphic art, it was not until 1980, in undertaking a course in Japanese brush painting (Sumie) that the delights of detail inherent in flowers, insects and birds took his artistic endeavors on a new journey.

Jenny Phillips

Jenny Phillips, a Gold Medallist from The Australian National Print Awards 1998, The Royal Horticultural Society, London 1993, the Celia Rosser Award, has focused her drawing, watercolour skills, and love of gardening on botanical art since 1971.

Mali Moir

Mali Moir began her career as botanical artist in 1993 at the National Herbarium of Victoria. Combining botanical and horticultural knowledge with artistic skills, Mali has contributed pen and ink drawings for Flora of Victoria, Flora of Australia, Mulleria and other scientific publications.

Dianne Emery

Dianne is a contemporary botanical and natural history artist, living and working in Melbourne, Australia.
Her background in fine art and horticulture has inspired her to reveal her subjects scientifically, empirically and as individual character studies.

John Pastoriza-Pinol

John has developed a distinctive iconography in his work, and his colour palette is extraordinarily vivid.  A master of his medium, his perfectly executed watercolours remain true to the accuracy that is vital to botanical illustration yet they have a fluidity and sensuality that stirs the viewer to experience more than a mere marvelling of technique.

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Each artist is filmed in the intimate setting of their own studio, giving us an insight into how they approach the accurate realism botanical and natural history art demands.



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Seen through the eyes of the artist

Over two years in the making - 'Studio Sessions' is an hour long documentary on six of Australia's leading botanical and natural history artists.

Written and directed by David Reynolds

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