She Turns Real Flowers Into Stunning Illustrations.
Bridget Beth Collins is an artist who rarely goes to shops to pick up her supplies. The Pacific Northwest resident opts out of using paints and brushes, instead, she chooses flower petals, berries, leaves, moss, and anything nature can offer to produce colorful and exotic pieces.
“I forage almost all of my creations from foliage and flowers plucked from our sidewalks, meadows, and woods in our neighborhood,” says Collins. The botanical artist uses the flora to recreate vibrant, wild animals like a peacock and a delicate seahorse. Collins admits her Flora Forager work is a result of her love affair with Mother Nature.
"I love to adventure into the wildflower woodlands, mossy waterfalls, and grey sand starry expanses of the Pacific Northwest," says Collins.
Leaves, twigs, and flowers breathe life into a woodland creature.
Collins finds a connection in flora and fauna.
“I go for a walk in my neighborhood or bring a bouquet home from the market and I see a whale’s tail in a shamrock leaf, or a snake’s scales in the sedum,” explains the botanical artist.