Anne Mckenzie Botanic Calligraphy

All of the banners are painted using handmade brushes and pigment or acrylic paint.  I use handmade Japanese paper as each piece of paper retains the character of the maker.  I paint on the ground in Kew Gardens or if I have managed to grow suitable plants I paint on my studio floor.  I stretch and iron the paper once the painting is complete and apply bookbinder's paste to a simple wooden batten for easy hanging that allows the full sheet of paper to be seen.  The banners  are rolled into sturdy, customised cardboard tubes for storage or posting.

Photography by www.Yeshen.uk