Marigolds  Colour woodcut by John Hall Thorpe

Marigolds Colour woodcut by John Hall Thorpe

Honey Bees ~ card By Gail Kelly Algan Arts

Honey Bees ~ card By Gail Kelly Algan Arts

The Beekeeper’s meeting By Katy Alston

The Beekeeper’s meeting - a greetings card illustrated with a light hearted appreciation of Botticelli’s masterpiece ‘Primavera’

Artists Statement

When I used to keep bees I would go to our local beekeepers’ meetings where we’d look at others’ hives, eat cake and generally have a good afternoon!

This image is based on the wonderful painting by Botticelli, ‘Primavera’ and I used the characters he painted to tell another story.

Venus in the middle is the apiary owner who is attempting to direct proceedings, stood on a platform. The woman with the bee-smoker is Flora, who now has the power of the flame!

Zephyrus is attempting to gain the interest of Chloris by telling her just how to light the smoker.

Mercury ( god of financial gain) on the left is prodding the swarm and the three graces are putting up the gazebo ( always necessary for tea on a sunny afternoon) I hope you enjoy this light hearted appreciation of Botticelli’s masterpiece!

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A richly coloured greetings card, blank inside and measuring 5x7ins (127x178mm). Rounded corners and professionally printed onto silk 300g card.