Step by step Botanical Watercolour Tutorials for all abilities

Online Botanical Watercolour Painting Tutorials and live classes, via a dedicated subscription website to take you step-by-step through a variety of botanical subjects - suitable for all levels of ability.

About Me

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I’m Jarnie Godwin and I’m a Botanical Watercolour Artist and tutor. Welcome to my happy place of colour and vibrancy. 

With a trained background in Architecture and Graphic Design, and an eight year career in teaching in the mix, I have always painted, and these technical disciplines now influence my work as a botanical artist. My botanical watercolour paintings have a contemporary feel, with strong colours, highly accurate detail and vibrant compositions, reflecting my love of design, observation of fine detail, and anything with an eclectic and quirky appeal. After leaving full time teaching to pursue my interest in botanical painting and illustration I have published tutorials of my watercolour techniques in both The Artist and Leisure Painter magazines, and in 2019 the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation acquired my painting ‘Waterlily’ for their permanent collection .

Botanical illustration with its emphasis on accuracy and detail appeals to my technical skills, and interest in structural forms, but also allows me the freedom of expression in the colours and composition of the natural subjects I now choose to paint. Working mainly in watercolour, subjects can range from humble vegetables with imperfect leaves, to the elegant iris and exuberant lily with their sensual, rich colours and striking, architectural forms, using many layers of translucent colour to capture their beauty and realism.

Since committing to a full time career as a Botanical Watercolour artist my work still radiates towards introducing others to art. My hope is to inspire, with teaching being an important part of what I do. It is always a great pleasure to share my enthusiasm for botanical art and watercolour painting, helping others to enjoy their painting with my easy to follow online botanical watercolour tutorials.

If you are interested in working with me on a project, or have a commission in mind, please contact me to discuss your ideas.

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