Hippeastrum 'Red Lion'
55 x 65cm
Watercolour on Fabriano Artistico extra white cotton rag 300gsm
This outstanding deep red flower has a velvety appearance, and spectacular, over-sized blooms.
Despite its relatively short flowering life, it is worth every moment. A head-turner of a flower, this lily is testament to the creativity of nature and man together.
This is a large piece which hangs on the artist's wall at home. The bulb was bought one dark, wet winter during the RHS London Botanical Art and Orchid show, and its subsequent growth heralded the unfolding spring as the trumpets opened in all their velvet glory.