Botanical watercolor paintings and limited edition prints by Irina Grimaldi
How it is done: original paintings. Paints. I only use professional grade watercolor paints that are transparent, permanent, and non-toxic. Brushes. I use synthetic brushes that are sustainable and cruelty-free. Paper. There are generally four types of highest quality cotton paper that I use: bright white hot pressed, natural white hot pressed, bright white cold pressed, and natural white cold pressed. ‘Hot pressed’ means the surface of the paper is smooth, while ‘cold pressed’ means the paper is textured. Although the difference is minimal, I mention the paper surface in all my descriptions.
How it is done: limited edition prints. Every print is stamped with my personal embossed seal, signed, and numbered. I use only best quality fine art archival paper for my prints. The pigment-based inks are permanent and archival. I pack my prints carefully using cardboard backing and waterproof sleeves.
Please keep in mind that colors may look slightly different on different monitors and screens. If you have any questions or requests about paintings or prints, please feel free to contact me prior to purchase. Your satisfaction with my work and service is my number one priority.
About me. I am a botanical artist who primarily works in watercolor. In every painting I strive to achieve accuracy and bring the beauty of a botanical subject from a live plant to paper. My goal is to share my passion for flowers and nature with my viewers. I hold a degree in art history (BA) from SUNY Stony Brook and a certificate in botanical illustration from the New York Botanical Garden. I am a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists.