the measure of the year

Solo Exhibition - 'The Measure of the Year'
Exhibition of paintings by Gael Sellwood

6-28 October 2018
Cambridge Contemporary Art
6 Trinity Street | Cambridge CB2 1SU

Gael is a Royal Horticultural Society Gold Medalist, working as a botanical and natural history artist for twenty five years. This exhibition uses material from her extensive conservation garden, which provides much of her inspiration.

New Book Now Available:
'THE MEASURE OF THE YEAR - Seasons in an Artist's Garden'
by Gael Sellwood, priced £25

This hard cover book features about 150 paintings by Gael Sellwood, following the seasons, month by month.


Full details of Gael's botanical and natural history art can be found at this website, including her workshops and commissions.

Gael's work depicts found natural objects, affected, renounced and used by nature. These are mostly painted in watercolour (sometimes on vellum) and take the viewer to the hedgerow, garden or wayside, recreating a season, a feeling, a scent or an experience for posterity.

A qualified teacher and botanical illustrator, she runs a few workshops locally and further afield and specialises in developing compositions that suit the material being painted.