L'atelier de Sandrine Maugy

Peinture botanique

Botanical painting

Biography

Sandrine Maugy is French and has been living in England since 1994. She lives Southampton, where she has a studio. From there, she paints and teaches arts and crafts to children and adults.

In December 2001, she was awarded a Certificate in Botanical Illustration (with distinction) by London Art College.

In March 2002, she was elected member of the Society of Floral Painters.

In June 2002, she was commissioned by eminent plantsman Roy Lancaster to paint a rare honeysuckle growing in his garden. This was the first one of many paintings depicting Roy's magnificent garden. In January 2004, the paintings were exhibited at the Royal Horticultural Society Hall in London, where Sandrine was awarded a Silver medal for the display.

In February 2006, she was made an Associate member of the Society of Botanical Artists, and a full member in 2008.

In 2009, Sandrine became a tutor for the Society of Botanical Artists Diploma course. In 2010, she became the new tutor for the Botanical Illustration Advanced Course run by London Art College.

Sandrine writes regular articles for Artists & Illustrators Magazine.

Her inspiration comes from nature and the ephemeral beauty of plants, with a particular interest in light and colour.

Her favourite subjects are flamboyant tulips, roses, pears and all kinds of fruit followed by dead leaves when the autumn comes.

Awards
June 2008 Miggy and Gordon Bath Award for Best Oil Painting, Winner, Society of Floral Painters
November 2007 Chairman's Trophy, Runner Up, Society of Floral Painters
August 2007 Best Still Life, Best of Hampshire Artists exhibition
August 2007 Highly Commended, Best of Hampshire Artists exhibition
June 2007 Miggy and Gordon Bath Award for best Oil Painting, Runner Up, Society of Floral Painters
April 2007 Certificate of Botanical Merit, Society of Botanical Artists
June 2005 Best Oil Painting, Second Prize, Society of Floral Painters
October 2004 Popular Choice, Second Prize, Society of Floral Painters
January 2004 Silver Medal, Royal Horticultural Society
October 2003 Hillier Legacy Award, Society of Floral Painters