The work is a study of botanicals and everything that I love about them. I like to celebrate the colour, form and intricacy of the plant. I then complement or in some cases contrast with a block colour adding an additional depth to the image.

The paintings were inspired by places I have visited, the ‘Palms on Rose Pink’ were palms I saw in Barbican conservatory, ‘Palms on Blue’ were at Kew Gardens and the ‘Thistle on Grey’ is a study of the thistles in Abbotts Park in Leyton. All paintings are with acrylics on heavy weight paper.

Venue: Perky Blenders

Address: 660 High Road, Leyton, E10 6JE

Dates and times:
Mon-Fri 7.30am-6pm
Sat/Sun 9am-5pm

Venue accessibility: Yes

Artist’s contact: Instagram @stengun_drawings