Our interest in gardening has introduced us to the botanical watercolors of illustrator and Fine artist,Â Aaron Apsley. The artist graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Georgia and currently lives and works in New York City.Â It is only fitting that the artist should describe his work:
“I’ve been painting and drawing my entire life, usually just observing and depicting things around me that I find interesting or beautiful. When I moved to New York, I was limited by the amount of workspace in my apartment so I decided to focus on working mostly in watercolors. I am working on an ongoing series of watercolor street scenes of New York, because I am so amazed by the great variety and scale of the architecture in the city.Â Inspired by a lifelong interest in botany,Â I have recently been concentrating on the field of botanical illustration. I began by painting my own houseplants from life and now I am always scouring the city for interesting tropical and desert plants to use as reference.”Â
Images:Â Courtesy of Aaron Apsley.