Botanicals and curiosities
It’s not widely known, but Beatrix Potter, famed author of the Peter Rabbit children’s books, was an immensely talented natural history painter. Her private art focused on subjects she found in the English countryside…birds, small mammals, fish, insects and plant life. While her paintings have a scientific accuracy, what most impresses me is how sensitively she portrayed her subjects. There’s life in her brushstrokes that’s often missing in the works by other artists. You can see t...