In Full Bloom

24 May 2017 – 6 Jun 2017

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Monday - Sunday 10am - 6pm
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  • South Kensington Station

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To celebrate the Chelsea Flower Show 2017, South Kensington gallery McMillan Contemporary will be exhibiting a range of flower paintings by leading contemporary artists.


The group exhibition offers a journey from realism, through expressionism, to the abstract, with techniques ranging from oil and acrylic to watercolour painting. Some key emerging and established artists that will be exhibiting include: Amanda Watt – In her first London exhibition since returning from California, renowned Irish ‘Fusionist’ artist Amanda is exhibiting the interior and still life scenes that made her a household name in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. Aleksei Shatunov – The highly acclaimed Estonian realist painter follows the traditional Russian school, painting sensitively balanced still lifes in oil. Claudia Kusknirczuk – This emerging Romanian artist incorporates classical and impressionist styles to create almost abstract paintings based on bold, rich colours. Joan Pontin – Residing in North Wales, Joan is a decorated botanical watercolour artist, and has won a silver-gilt medal from the Royal Horticultural Society for her flower paintings. Fleur Jackson – The Belfast-born artist will be showing her whimsical and thoughtful flower and interior watercolour paintings. Sophie Harden – A self-taught artist, Sophie’s passion is nature, which shines through in her latest series of vegetable paintings. There will also be a number of bronze urns and jardinières by sculptor William Fawke MRBS, including a commission for the ‘Country Life’ Centenary garden, which won a gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show, 1997. The exhibition which will run until 6 June will take place at McMillan Contemporary’s temporary space opposite McMillan Fine Art, 25 Bute Street, South Kensington, London SW7 3EY.


Katharine Nichols

Exhibiting artists

Aleksei Shatunov

Joan Pontin

Sophie Harden

Fleur Jackson

Amanda Watt

Claudia Kusknirczuk

William Fawke


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