Nell Martin has always been fascinated by flowers – their vibrant colours, shape, structure and constant transformation. Keeping to the house in the past year has drawn her to look at the plants and flowers in her garden with more attention.
Nell has enjoyed painting flowers both in great detail and at large scale, looking deeply into their interiors. In her work she has attempted to capture the plants’ grace, movement, texture and details. While making more abstracted works she is inspired by nature’s arrangements and combinations of colours as well as changes through the seasons, sometimes using collage with acrylic paints as part of her process.
The short life cycle of flowers often means that each work has to be made within a few days, but their memory is documented.