For the love of a pineapple
Now the website is complete and we are into the run-up for the Trail we would like to look at some of the artists in more detail. The first of these Gaynor Dickeson – Venue 108 – in Bosham – a botanical artist who has taken part in the Trail for a number of years.
I am a botanical artist and towards the end of last year I received a commission to paint a pineapple.
The project started in January right after Christmas. The first pineapple in particular had to be a perfect specimen, forming the basis of the picture. I trawled around shops in Chichester and found my perfect specimen – Fairtrade from Ghana. No botanical subject lasts for long, thus the need for several specimens.
The end result was an artwork accepted and a continued appreciation of juicy pineapples.
After over 160 concentrated working hours, plus eating all of the 6 pineapples involved in the project, I still love pineapples!