Vicki Lee Johnston

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Botanical and natural history artist working in watercolour and graphite from Perth, Western Australia. All images Copyright Vicki Lee Johnston πŸŒΏπŸŒΊπŸ’•πŸŽ¨

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WIP watercolour painting.  Not happy so it's time to start over again, deadline is close but will consider this a warm up!
It's been a while.  Time to come out of the darkness into the light.  Spring is coming, colour abounds!
Our garden is wet, cold, full of weeds and a tad neglected after a month away ... longing for spring!  May have to visit the florist πŸ’•for inspiration πŸ™πŸ»
'Elements' exhibition currently showing @quirkyfoxnz Taranaki gallery ... Watercolour painting Agapanthus 🎨🌎
WIP Agapanthus.  Almost time to finish, deadline for the 
@quirkyfoxnz exhibition 'Elements' in New Zealand is near and it's a long way for this piece to travel.  Time to pack πŸ’•βœˆοΈπŸŒŽ
The rose is a symbol of love, honour and faith.  On reflection we are all a work in progress no matter our age or parenting skills.  Happy Mothers Day to all the mummas of human children, furkids and those who nurture and make the world a better place πŸ’•πŸŒΉπŸ™πŸ»
WIP budding project for lovely gallery across the ditch πŸ‡³πŸ‡ΏπŸ˜‰πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί
My protea is blooming like crazy!  I bought it as a reference subject for this botanical illustration. Once the artwork is complete, the chosen one ends up planted in my garden, it's huge now!
Protea neriifolia x susannae 'Pink Ice'
Nothing says Valentines Day like a dead leaf 😩well at least it's heart shaped ❀️. A rush job but I miss colour already and live subjects!  Sending a special message to my dear friend and gifted artist Jess @inkyleaves who is about to launch her Leafscape Exhibition.  You are such an inspiration Jess, following the road less travelled and creating the most beautiful works of art.  Wish I could be there but sending heartfelt congratulations on an extraordinary body of work πŸƒπŸ’•πŸŽ¨πŸ˜˜
Oops left it a little late to create my usual nature inspired Valentine painting!  Two hours in and first washes on, still very much a WIP πŸŽ¨πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’
Wonderful opening night crowd  at Zig Zag Gallery in Western Australia last night.  Showcasing works from all genres, diverse and interesting.  From home studios to gallery wall, great to see them all on show πŸ’•πŸŽ¨
Happy Australia Day to all my lovely friends and family.  It's a scorcher here already 43 degrees by noon, keeping the puppies cool inside and hoping my garden won't fry πŸ˜©β˜€. My Iris painting will be exhibited at the Zig Zag Gallery in Western Australia from Jan 27 - Feb 13 πŸŽ¨πŸ™πŸ»