Landscape portraiture, estate cartography, garden mapping and aerial illustration are all terms that could be used to describe the landscape artworks Colleen produces.
Crafted using pencil, ink and watercolour on premium papers, these finely detailed “birds-eye” representations of her client’s garden or property uniquely combine horticultural knowledge with the artistry required for detailed illustration.
Each individual piece is drawn to scale and tailored to the style and character of the property and those who inhabit it. As directed by her client, the work may include a cartouche, elevation illustrations, labelling or a myriad of other effects. Each result is a layered and sometimes whimsical artwork, through which the features of the landscape are captured and commemorated.
Commissions are taken to illustrate private gardens, commercial premises such as cellar doors and guest houses, public landscapes and rural properties.