New Studio Artist: Rachel Pedder-Smith

Science meets fine art in our new contemporary botanical illustrations for licensing.

Herbarium Specimen Painting sheet 5, 2006-09 (w/c on paper), Rachel Pedder-Smith (Bridgeman Studio) / Private Collection
Herbarium Specimen Painting sheet 5, 2006-09 (w/c on paper), Rachel Pedder-Smith (Bridgeman Studio) / Private Collection

 

 

Bridgeman Studio is delighted to welcome Rachel Pedder-Smith as our latest artist for copyright administration and licensing.

Pedder-Smith moved to London in 2001 as a student and was instantly enchanted by the natural history specimens at the Herbarium in Kew Gardens. She has been awarded four gold medals from the Royal Horticultural Society and has held multiple solo exhibitions in London galleries.


Blurring the lines between art and science

Intricate and astonishing, Pedder-Smith’s watercolours are both aesthetically beautiful and scientifically accurate. Her studies of dried and dissected plants are seasonal yet timeless, interpreting the spirit of traditional anatomical prints with a modern style.

Bridgeman’s high-resolution files capture even the finest lines in Pedder-Smith’s drawings so you have the perfect quality for any project. Like all Bridgeman Studio artists she is available for commission – contact our sales team for more information.

 

Afzelia Quanzensis, 2001 (w/c on paper), Rachel Pedder-Smith (Bridgeman Studio) / Private Collection
Afzelia Quanzensis, 2001 (w/c on paper), Rachel Pedder-Smith (Bridgeman Studio) / Private Collection

 

 

Bean Painting, Specimens from the Leguminosae Family, 2004, Rachel Pedder-Smith (Bridgeman Studio) / Private Collection
Bean Painting, Specimens from the Leguminosae Family, 2004, Rachel Pedder-Smith (Bridgeman Studio) / Private Collection

 

Images in Action

Pedder-Smith's Bean Painting, Specimens from the Leguminosae Family (left) was featured in Tate Britain's 2011 'Watercolours' exhibition and the painting was subsequently picked up by Liberty of London for four successful print colourways.


Find out more

See all Rachel Pedder-Smith images for licensing

Read our interview with Rachel on the Bridgman Studio website

Contact us with licensing and commissioning enquiries

Studio Images in Action - see more examples of licensed images by Studio artists

 

Birdwing Butterfly, Ornithoptera priamus, male, 2006 (w/c on paper), Rachel Pedder-Smith (Bridgeman Studio) / Private Collection
Birdwing Butterfly, Ornithoptera priamus, male, 2006 (w/c on paper), Rachel Pedder-Smith (Bridgeman Studio) / Private Collection

 

 

Birdwing Butterfly (detail), 2006 (w/c on paper), Rachel Pedder-Smith (Bridgeman Studio) / Private Collection
Birdwing Butterfly (detail), 2006 (w/c on paper), Rachel Pedder-Smith (Bridgeman Studio) / Private Collection

 

 

Magenta Flower Line, 2012 (w/c on paper), Rachel Pedder-Smith (Bridgeman Studio) / Private Collection
Magenta Flower Line, 2012 (w/c on paper), Rachel Pedder-Smith (Bridgeman Studio) / Private Collection

 


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