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Close-up of multi panels on New Forest Art commission by South Island Art

Art to capture nature in the New Forest

A lovely lady who had previously bought one of my Seasons pieces for her son was looking for a bespoke print of the area she lived in - the New Forest, in Hampshire.

Colourful illustrated landscape of all four seasons in New Forest by South Island Art

A lush landscape bringing bright and vibrant colour

Surrounded by beautiful greenery, her brief was to create an image of a landscape of trees in each season, including the bright fuschia rhododendrons that flowered in Spring.

J loved my bright colours and geometric illustrative style for foliage. Colours she suggested including were gorgeous brights from lime to fuschia, purple and orange.

A flatlay of sketches, paint swatches and a printed proof of a New Forest landscape

Proofing and collaboration

At the proofing stage, J loved the colours and my style, and how the leaves and trees flowed through each season. She wanted the piece to feel ‘fuller’, so we worked together to make adjustments. It was a collaborative process, creating a rich, layered piece that reflected everything she’d sought.

Close-up detail of Spring and Summer trees from New Forest commission
Close-up of shrubbery illustration on New Forest Commission
Angled view of New Forest Art Commission to show paper texture

“It’s really great working with an artist like this, it’s a rare and exciting way of creating an artwork… I wanted something bright and colourful and Rowana certainly delivered exactly what I wanted. The best part was knowing I could play around with the design until we reached the final result.”

– J, HAMPSHIRE, UK

Create a landscape that reflects you

I am available for both private and trade / public commissions. To find out more about how we can work together, please get in touch.