Botanical artist Margaret Mee inspires pupils to replicate her work

Year 4 pupils have been studying the work of Margaret Mee, a British botanical artist who specialised in plants from the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest, as part of their ‘Explores and Adventures’ topic.

The children discovered her love of painting flowers, many of which were painted during her travels to the rainforest. After selecting flowers of their own, the pupils began by sketching the flowers and then used watercolour paints ensuring they mixed the correct shades of green and pink to create some beautiful artwork of their own.