Experience the stunning detail of natural history painting in this exhibition from the students of Canterbury Neighbourhood Centre’s ‘Nature in Art’ classes.
Natural history painting is concerned with the accurate depiction of all aspects of the natural world. The works on display reflect scientific accuracy and are created through a many-layered process of complex drawings, magnification and dissection, which reveal details that are not always visible to the naked eye. This fine attention results in paintings that are delicate, detailed and acutely observed, offering an authentic window to the natural world.
Image: Donna MITCHELL, Pacific black duck (2019), watercolour on paper, 21 x 42cm, image courtesy of the artist.