Anne Mckenzie Botanic Calligraphic Art

Paper Garden

Browse through my paper garden to get a feel of the banners.

Feathery leaves cascading from graceful branches

Feathery Acer

Early Autumn colour changes

Early Autumn

These Japanese Anemones remind me of fountains with the flowers and buds as the crests and the leaves cascading and splashing. Acrylic paint on handmade Japanese Seichosan Kozo paper. This banner can be rolled for storage or posting and unfurled and simply hung for immediate effect.

Anemone 3

Pure Blue sky of late summer with Japanese Anemones in full bloom. Acrylic paint on handmade Yuumashi paper.

Anemones on Yuumashi

The second in a series of three little Olive trees with warm, earthy overpainting to evoke Mediterranean summers, sunbaked walls and ground, cicadas and frescos. Acrylic paint on handmade Yuumashi paper.

Olive 3

Grown from seed in a pot on our terrace these poppies gave us such pleasure in July. Acrylic paint on handmade Japanese Seichosan Kozo paper. This banner can be rolled for storage or posting and unfurled and simply hung for immediate effect.

Poppy Banner

Copper Beech boughs with a wash of Thistle Blue to evoke the atmosphere of first light. Acrylic paint on handmade Yuumashi paper.

Early Morning Light

Atmospheric dark skies, deep shade and summer rain on white hydrangea and silver birch. Acrylic paint on handmade Yuumashi paper.

Hydrangea and Silver Birch

At the beginning of May this Iris was all calligraphic curving leaves with a few luminous flowers hovering above them like dragonflies. Acrylic paint on handmade Yuumashi paper.

Studio

Apple Tree

Painted from beneath the bright pink underside of the petals emerging from their dark velvety bud cases. Acrylic paint on handmade Japanese Seichosan Kozo paper. This banner can be rolled for storage or posting and unfurled and simply hung for immediate effect.

Magnolia Campbelli

Camellia Cleopatra

Two tall Scots Pines growing together with a third in the distance. This banner can be rolled for storage or posting and unfurled and simply hung for immediate effect.

Scots Pines 6

A beech which is deep purple in summer turns warm gold in Autumn

Purple Beech turns Gold

Bold Calligraphic brushstrokes describe the leafiness of these Chinese Tulip Tree leaves

Chinese Tulip Tree

Golden Beech

Sable Iris

I was stunned by the two tone petals of these magnolia flowers and the lyrical way that they unfurled from the branches. Handmade Kozo paper with soft edges. This banner can be rolled for storage or posting and unfurled and simply hung for immediate effect.

Spring 2019

This Cedar in Kew Gardens has beautiful preportions. A tree banner painted in acrylic on unbleached Kozo paper. This banner can be rolled for storage or posting and unfurled and simply hung for immediate effect.

Cedrus Libani 4

Silver Birch

Acer palmatum, Japanese maple, painted on handmade Seichosen paper

Litte Acer 2020

Acer

These Japanese Anemones remind me of fountains with the flowers and buds as the crests and the leaves cascading and splashing. Acrylic paint on handmade Japanese Seichosan Kozo paper. This banner can be rolled for storage or posting and unfurled and simply hung for immediate effect.

Anemone 2

Pure Blue sky of late summer with Japanese Anemones in full bloom. Acrylic paint on handmade Yuumashi paper.

Late Summer

The second in a series of three little Olive trees with warm, earthy overpainting to evoke Mediterranean summers, sunbaked walls and ground, cicadas and frescos. Acrylic paint on handmade Yuumashi paper.

Bottle by Carolyn Tripp

Grown from seed in a pot on our terrace these poppies gave us such pleasure in July. Acrylic paint on handmade Japanese Seichosan Kozo paper. This banner can be rolled for storage or posting and unfurled and simply hung for immediate effect.

Detail 

Copper Beech boughs with a wash of Thistle Blue to evoke the atmosphere of first light. Acrylic paint on handmade Yuumashi paper.

Copper Beech with Thistles

Atmospheric dark skies, deep shade and summer rain on white hydrangea and silver birch. Acrylic paint on handmade Yuumashi paper.

White Hydrangea

Iris Sibirica 

Spring Blossom

Painted a week after Magnolia Campbellii the flowers now fully open with the white sides of the petals visible and the colours softer. Acrylic paint on handmade Japanese Seichosan Kozo paper. This banner can be rolled for storage or posting and unfurled and simply hung for immediate effect.

Spring Studio

A large banner on Kozo shoji paper of this pink camellia from South Central China.

Cordelia in Lockdown

Scots Pine

Lemon yellow leaves and a lemon in a hand carved bowl

Ironwood with last leaves

Full spectrum of autumn colours from Ironwood Parrotia Persica on Hansarashi Kozo paper

Ironwood Parrotia Persica

With Yogini

Detail

I was stunned by the two tone petals of these magnolia flowers and the lyrical way that they unfurled from the branches. Handmade Kozo paper with soft edges. This banner can be rolled for storage or posting and unfurled and simply hung for immediate effect.

Magnolia Soulangeana

Knobcone PIne

The First two Banners 2018

Wall hanging of an Autumn Acer Tree in shades of organic red, pink and deep purple.  Painted in Acrylic paint on handmade Heritage Hosokawa Kozo paper

Acer 'Bloodgood' 2020

Detail of brushstrokes showing layered colours

Yuumashi Paper

These Japanese Anemones remind me of fountains with the flowers and buds as the crests and the leaves cascading and splashing. Acrylic paint on handmade Japanese Seichosan Kozo paper. This banner can be rolled for storage or posting and unfurled and simply hung for immediate effect.

Anemone 1

Pure Blue sky of late summer with Japanese Anemones in full bloom. Acrylic paint on handmade Yuumashi paper.

Blue Over Painting

The second in a series of three little Olive trees with warm, earthy overpainting to evoke Mediterranean summers, sunbaked walls and ground, cicadas and frescos. Acrylic paint on handmade Yuumashi paper.

Olive 2

Grown from seed in a pot on our terrace these poppies gave us such pleasure in July. Acrylic paint on handmade Japanese Seichosan Kozo paper. This banner can be rolled for storage or posting and unfurled and simply hung for immediate effect.

Summer Joy

Copper Beech boughs with a wash of Thistle Blue to evoke the atmosphere of first light. Acrylic paint on handmade Yuumashi paper.

Detail of Bough Tips

Atmospheric dark skies, deep shade and summer rain on white hydrangea and silver birch. Acrylic paint on handmade Yuumashi paper.

Ombre Effect Rain

At the beginning of May this Iris was all calligraphic curving leaves with a few luminous flowers hovering above them like dragonflies. Acrylic paint on handmade Yuumashi paper.

May 2020

Handmade Yuumashi Paper

Fritillary 3

Camellia Cleopatra

Two Scots pines growing so closely together and casting interesting shadows on each other. This banner can be rolled for storage or posting and unfurled and simply hung for immediate effect.

Scots Pine 3

Subtle colour changes in each brush stroke on Hansarashi Kozo paper

Hokusai Cherry in Autumn

Lemon Yellow and Lime Green plum leaves on handmade kobo paper

Autumn Plum

Golden Beech Detail

Sable Iris

I was stunned by the two tone petals of these magnolia flowers and the lyrical way that they unfurled from the branches. Handmade Kozo paper with soft edges. This banner can be rolled for storage or posting and unfurled and simply hung for immediate effect.

Handmade Paper from Kyoto

I love the clusters of needles that fill the sky star-like at the top of these Pines. This banner can be rolled for storage or posting and unfurled and simply hung for immediate effect.

Cedars and Pines of Kew

Golden Leaves