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.

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