Banksia menziesiiWatercolour© Cheryl Hodges
Sarracenia sp.Watercolour© Cheryl Hodges
Cucurbita maximaTurk's Turban squash Watercolour© Cheryl Hodges
Anigozanthus 'Bush Inferno'Kangaroo Paw Watercolour© Cheryl Hodges
Helleborus orientalisWatercolour© Cheryl Hodges
Dianella revolutaWatercolour© 2015 Cheryl Hodges
Cheryl was raised on a property on the outskirts of Canberra, Australia, and developed a love of nature and art at an early age. Over the years she has undertaken studies in drawing, oils, calligraphy and photography. In 2000 Cheryl discovered her passion; botanical watercolour painting.
Cheryl's style of painting has evolved over the years, and involves building up the colour in many layers of soft washes, creating an almost translucent effect. She intensifies the final painting with some darker washes and dry brush work. She particularly enjoys painting Australian natives and has done many fruit studies. Recently she has been painting insects.
Cheryl has completed numerous commissions and won several awards in recent years including Best in Show at the BASA exhibition in 2015. Her works are held in private collections in Australia and overseas. Since 2005 she has exhibited in the renowned Botanica exhibition at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney. In 2014 she was invited to join the Florilegium of the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney with her painting Eucalyptus tereticornis accepted in 2015. She is a member of the Botanical Art Society of Australia (BASA), American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) and Wildlife and Botanical Artists (WABA).