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IMAGES FROM THE BORNEO SKETCHBOOK

                                               AVAILABLE AS ART PRINTS

Black and white drawings from the sketchbook. Images from this amazing                   environment, one of the richest and most diverse on the planet.                             

CARGO SERIES

                      AVAILABLE AS ART PRINTS OR ON CANVAS.

A series of works based on an idea of finding a cargo of previously unknown Chinese blue and white ware with  Australian botanical themes.

                                                                                                  

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RITA PARKINSON

I am an Australian illustrator from Melbourne. Australia. Originally from the UK, I studied at St Martins College of Art in London and Art History at the Courthauld Institute. London University. My subjects are usually from the the natural world. They could be botanical or from a wider natural history perspective. The essential qualities of this kind of work is a fusion of the scientific approach with detailed accuracy and a love of detail. All combined with design skills to present complex subjects in the best way.

Drawing is a favorite technique. Sometimes this is an end in itself but other times just the starting point, developing further  into full colour paintings.   

 
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ILLUSTRATION

NATURAL HISTORY

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Bornean-sunbear
Bornean-sunbear

Galah by Rita Parkinson. Painting
Galah by Rita Parkinson. Painting

Galah. Pink and grey cockatoo. Eolophus roseicapilla

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algae-Port-Phillip-Bay

Bornean-sunbear
Bornean-sunbear

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Birds and bears, shells and butterflies, moths and Algae

BOTANICAL
Grevillea robusta
Grevillea robusta

Waratah specioissima
Waratah specioissima

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Wix CycasrevolutaBond 02

Grevillea robusta
Grevillea robusta

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DRAWINGS

Recent work. Black and white pen drawings from a field trip to Borneo

The Cardoon. Cynara cardanunculus
The Cardoon. Cynara cardanunculus

Asplenium bulbiferum.32
Asplenium bulbiferum.32

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borneo 82-83

The Cardoon. Cynara cardanunculus
The Cardoon. Cynara cardanunculus

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THE BOTANICAL PRESS
 

 THE BORNEO SKETCHBOOK  

A sketch book of drawings in black and white recording a field trip to Borneo

Borneo-Sketchbook
Borneo-Sketchbook

The-Wallace-Line
The-Wallace-Line

Mt-Kinabalu-Botanic-Garden
Mt-Kinabalu-Botanic-Garden

Borneo-Sketchbook
Borneo-Sketchbook

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THE BOTANICAL ART FILES SERIES

A series of 3 books designed specifically for botanical artists concerned with the perennial problems of composition that can supplement your hard won technical skills. They are practical guides designed to take your work to the next level.

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BOOK 1
The forst of the seroes covrs the principlls of composition with special refernce to botanical subjects
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BOOK 2

This is a companion book to our first book on composition. But this time we take a practical approach through enjoyable projects to help you achieve better design outcomes.

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BOOK 3.

An exploration of narrative approaches in an exploration of sources, subjects and styles from traditional and contemporary sources

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CONTACT

 

RITA PARKINSON

Illustration. Botanical and Natural History

MELBOURNE. AUSTRALIA

03 9394 8520

email: illustrita1@gmail.com

BOOK1

 The first book in the series tackles the tricky problems of composition, It essentially looks at the basic principles of design in an easy comprehensible way, focusing on aspects that involve botanical art.

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