Austrian born botanical artist Isabel Mischka has captured four of Michael’s iconic jewellery collections – Raspberry, Orange, Hydrangea and Rose – in the most intricate botanical watercolour paintings.
With a background in fine art and a diploma in botanical illustration from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Isabel is the perfect artist to epitomise our love for botany. Her striving for a realistic depiction of the subject, intense colour and a maximum of detail is clearly visible in the four stunning illustrations – a true blend of art and science. She is a Fellow Member of the Society of Botanical Artists (UK) and a Member of the Vienna School of Botanical Illustrations. Her RBGE final year collection of Cucurbitaceae was awarded The James and Eve Bennett trust award 2020.
Isabel’s outstanding paintings are based on a love of nature that was nurtured from a young age. Capturing the beauty and character of each plant takes many weeks as she layers numerous thin, transparent washes of colour followed by working with tiny brushes to reproduce every miniscule detail.
Our botanical prints are limited edition giclee prints with an edition size of 50 prints per painting, printed on archival standard Somerset Enhanced Velvet paper by our Master printer. Each print has been hand-numbered and embossed by the publisher and signed by the artist. They are mounted in bespoke hand-made textured white double reverse cut mounts.
Every collection also includes a matching leaf lapel pin, designed by Michael Michaud. Just as the paintings depict every miniscule facet of the plants, our pins capture the beauty and exquisite detail of nature using soft patinas on bronze. Our unique jewellery is made by creating moulds directly from botanical elements, reproducing them as wearable art that can be purchased in the most prestigious museums in the world.