In the sixteenth century, apothecaries and herbalists relied on paintings of flowers and herbs to identify plants used in medicine. By the time of the infamous tulip bulb crisis in 1637, new and rare flowers, like new and rare artworks, had become the status symbols of affluence and refinement, creating a market for high-quality botanical illustrations and paintings of flower arrangements. Discover the beautiful flower paintings Jeannie Kinsler
and Heidi Shedlock
, and the large-scale charcoal botanical drawings of Kendall-Leigh Nash
An inherent love of flowers continues to rank highly in our choice of art. Whatever your taste and budget you will find a beautiful floral painting or limited edition print by one of our top contemporary artists at StateoftheART.