cambridge contemporary art

Gael Sellwood

Gael Sellwood has worked as a botanical and natural history artist for about twenty five years.  She uses material from her extensive conservation garden, which provides much of her inspiration.  With formal qualifications both in botanical illustration and business skills she combines painting with some teaching.  Painting is now her main occupation.

Gael’s work details found natural objects, affected, renounced and used by nature. Usually working in watercolour on paper or vellum, her paintings take the viewer to the hedgerow, wayside or garden, recreating a season, a feeling, a scent or an experience for posterity.  Her favourite subjects are often dried, curled and care worn, rather than pristine and perfect.  She focuses on creating texture and flowing forms in her work.

A Gold Medal winner with both the RHS and the Caledonian RHS and a member of the Society of Botanical Artists, Gael has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, both at home and abroad. In 2014 she was awarded both a Gold Medal by the RHS and the coveted ‘best in show’ award for best botanical exhibit; this was for a series of hydrangeas in autumn and winter.  She has work in the Hunt Institute, Pittsburgh, USA, in the RHS collection at the Lindley Library, and in the collection of Dr Shirley Sherwood, as well as numerous private collections at home and abroad.

Meet the Artist... click here to read our interview with Gael Sellwood

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on info@cambridgegallery.co.uk or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £360-£820


Ivy Leaves and Bumble Bee

Frame size: 43cm x 52 cm

image size: 25cm x 33 cm

£650

 

Roses in Milk bottle 

Frame size: 52 cm x 50 cm

image size: 26 cm x 24 cm

£850

My Heart's beside the Sea

watercolour on paper

18 x 20.5cm

£360 (framed)

 

The Rose and the Woodpecker

watercolour on calfskin

21.5 x 12.5 cm

£720 (framed)

Iris 'Pink Charm'

watercolour on paper

image size, 25 x 28cm

frame size, 48 x 51cm  

£850

Framed

WP Milner (Narcissus)

watercolour on calfskin

24.5 x 19.5 cm

£560 (framed)

 

The Holly and the Ivy

watercolour on kelmscott vellum

30 x 33.5 cm

£360 (framed)

The Narcissus and the Pheasant Feather

watercolour on calfskin

22 x 17.5 cm

SOLD

 

True Love Forever

watercolour on paper

22 x 25.5 cm

SOLD

Buff Beauty and Comma 

Frame size: 43cm x 52 cm

image size: 25cm x 33 cm

£650

 

Standing Together - Deep Black

watercolour on calfskin vellum

image size, 28 x 37cm

frame size, 54.5 x 63.5cm

£1150 (framed)

 

Iris 'Langport Wren'

watercolour

image size, 25 x 28cm

frame size, 48 x 51cm  

£850

Framed

Lantern Bug

watercolour on kelmscott vellum

12 x 11 cm

£480 (framed)

 

Bluebell, Holly and the Holly Blue

watercolour on calfskin

22 x 17.5 cm

£820 (framed)

Tortoiseshell and pear

watercolour on calfskin

25 x 40 cm

£860 (framed)

The Pale Blue Hydrangea

watercolour on calfskin

17 x17 cm

SOLD

Iris 'Sable'

watercolour on paper

Framed

SOLD

Roses in Willow Pattern Jug

Frame size: 52 cm x 50 cm

image size: 26 cm x 24 cm

£850

My Heart Rests in the Garden

watercolour on paper

15 x 19 cm

SOLD

‘Pashley Manor’ and the Feather

watercolour on calfskin

21.5 x 12.5 cm

£720 (framed)

 

 

Daffodil and Bud

watercolour on kelmscott vellum

12 x17 cm

£360 (framed)

 

Sign of the Times September

watercolour on kelmscott vellum

16.5 x 12 cm

£360 (framed)

Christmas Rose, Mistletoe and Holly

watercolour on kelmscott vellum

14.5 x 15.5 cm

£640 (framed)

 Enduring Love

watercolour on paper

SOLD

Standing Apart - Breathing Fire

watercolour on calfskin vellum

image size, 28 x 37cm

frame size 54.5 x 63.5cm

SOLD

Jewel Beetle

watercolour on kelmscott vellum

12 x 11 cm

SOLD