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Rhododendron 'Horizon Monarch'
Watercolour on Fabrianno Artistico
51 x 65 cms (framed)
Illuminations Botanicals and Birds, Oyster Bay, New York
Annual International Exhibition of the American Society of Botanical Artists and The Horticultural Society of New York , Best in Show Award
Fiona Strickland. The Vital Moment. Jonathan Cooper Gallery London

Sold The Shirley Sherwood Collection

......"The stem and flat, dark green leaves lend an unusual diagonal composition to this detailed portrait of a bud..........This large scale watercolour reveals the vivid use of colour and meticulous detail characteristic of the Sottish botanical artist..."  ​ PLANT. Exploring the Botanical World, Phaidon 

"..... the challenge in this instance was to communicate this surface to the viewer whilst conveying the form convincingly, taking account of the changing underlying colour of the bud scales and the effect of the light on them and on the very fine hairs..."


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