Botanical art is the representation of plants through line, colour and form. Initially used to identify plant species between different languages, the first botanical illustrations were primarily created for medicinal purposes. In the 18th century the profession of ‘the botanical illustrator’ came about, and due to the increased competition, botanical illustrations became more accurate and detailed. From the flourishing of botanical art, interest arose amongst gardeners, botanists and historians, and in turn, botanical illustrations grew into an art form that was readily available on a large scale. Following the invention of photography, the function of botanical art shifted, and it is now more commonly appreciated for the ability to depict an idealised image of a plant or represent a natural subject in an abstracted, distorted or patterned style.…
Our collection of botanical prints range from intricate illustrations to abstract pieces, to everything in between. Whether you’re looking for a monochrome digital print or a large scale floral illustration, Rise Art’s wide selection of botanical prints make buying art online easy and accessible. We support emerging artists from around the world and with our vast array of botanic prints we make it easy and enjoyable for you to discover, own and collect original art online.
If it’s a detailed and delicate floral illustration you’re after, why not look at the work of Robert Pereira Hind, whose prints are every bit as atmospheric as they are accurate. Primarily working on a golden brown background that evokes distant scenes and forgotten memories, Pereira Hind’s ‘Out of Eden’ series isolates different aspects of the landscape and emphasizes the beauty of nature through movement, colour or shape.
Perhaps you’re wanting an illustration of a cactus to accompany your growing collection of house plants? Kerry Day’s refined and charming observations depict everything from an Aloe Vera plant, to the curving leaves of a rubber plant. Day’s style is effective and appealing through its very simplicity, and the mastery of shape.
Bruce McLean creates sharp, bold and vibrant pieces that take on a dynamic and lively quality though their large scale. McLean’s impressionistic style often includes incessant lines or repeated motifs to create abstracted scenes of nature. Sometimes with no clear differentiation between foreground and background, Mclean’s work is both playful and intriguing.
Every bit as abstract and enchanting is the work of Victoria Horkan. Horkan works with oils and collage to create motion and depth. Her artwork channels the movement and metamorphosis of nature, and with her butterfly series, Horkan instills life into each and every piece. Horkan’s compelling and frenzied style, combined with dark backdrops and indistinct, subtle lettering marks a fresh and exciting approach to botanical art.