Discovering Hand Made at Kew and its lost Queen

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New flower settings on show at Hand Made at Kew next week from 6-9th October. So excited to be exhibiting in the church of plants and all things botanical and to top it all Marianne North finally got her moment with an hour long documentary on her life and plant paintings with Kew’s Forgotten Queen on BBC4. New web shop up running so have a look at all the colours and stones and flower settings inspired by plants, come to Kew and see Hand Made with designers galore and take a moment to visit the Marianne North Gallery at Kew Gardens – a build dedicated to plants a church Darwin helped to inspire. Below a quote by Darwin which is as inspiring as Mariannes paintings, contrary to traditional botanical drawings of the time placing the plants on isolated empty back grounds, Marianne painted her plants where they grew with the interconnect life Darwin talks of below:

“It is interesting to contemplate a tangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting about, and with worms crawling through the damp earth, and to reflect that these elaborately constructed forms, so different from each other, and dependent upon each other in so complex a manner.” Darwin

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