A contemporary blue botanical painting of cow-parsley 60 x 80cm


This acrylic on canvas painting comes from a photo taken at the end of the summer in Nonsuch Park. I love cow parsley and common hogweed. They really brighten up the countryside and are amazing structures. In my painting, the cow parsley have been highlighted in copper acrylic and shine in the light. The neutral background has a slightly rough texture to it. It is fun to elevate  the status of a common weed with luxurious metallic paints.


Jo Sharpe’s Contemporary Botanical Paintings

This contemporary blue botanical painting of some cow-parsley forms part of my botanical paintings range. These paintings have been developed over time using creativity, innovation, several artistic skills and the latest digital technology.

These paintings have developed from my botanical prints. This collection started  in 2016 with a series inspired by Cornish hedgerows. This series of digitally manipulated art prints are really beautiful and innovative and quite different from my paintings. Recently I decided to develop these by turning them into large paintings. Therefore, my contemporary botanical paintings are digitally manipulated photographs, that have been printed onto canvas and then hand painted. The paintings are hand painted with either acrylics or oils. Sometimes I hand paint over everything and other times I just paint the background. Often 3 coats of paint needs to be applied.

A co-ordinated range

These paintings are original works of art that alongside my Bespoke Art Cushions cushions look fantastic in interiors. Using my textile design skills I have created matching home furnishings. I have available cushions and lampshades to match this gorgeous painting that will make your home look interior designed. I love beautiful interiors and I am happy to accept special orders changing the size and colour to suit clients tastes.

Giclee Prints

My contemporary blue botanical painting of some cow-parsley is available as an limited edition giclee print. It can be ordered in a variety of sizes to suit all budgets. It is printed locally by STR Design and Print so please allow a few days from order.  The print is created using Epson archival pigmented inks printed onto heavyweight matt 230gsm paper. The print can also be accompanied by a genuine signed certificate of authenticity by artist Jo Sharpe. Jo would also be very happy to discuss framing options with you.

Additional information


Painting (60x80cm), 15×15, 20×20, 30×30, 40×40, 50×50, A4 (21×29), A3 (29x42cm)