Author: Imogen Aldridge

6 botanical prints for a tropical aesthetic

Few things brighten up any home as well as flowers and plants, and that goes for paintings and prints of nature, too. Whether it’s a screenprint of a bouquet of flowers, an exotic palm tree or a floral pattern, bringing the outdoors to your walls is a great way to add a splash of colour and plenty of style to your home décor.

Here, we’ll highlight some of our favourite botanical prints from a variety of talented artists, that are available right here at Art Republic.

A Splash of Green

When you think of botanical wall art and plant prints, it’s likely that green is the first colour that springs to mind, and for good reason. Green is as vibrant as it gets and perhaps one of the best colours for injecting life into your home. No matter if you’re sprucing up your living room or thinking of going plant-based with art in the kitchen, consider rich shades of green to really emphasise the theme of nature. Here are two of our favourite prints right now, that both use green to the fullest:

Midnight To 6 – Courtyard Corner

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6 botanical prints for a tropical aesthetic | Image

We love the stunning use of colours and textures in this print by London-based
artist Midnight to 6, carefully detailing the way the light plays with the colour of the leaves. From our exclusive interview with Midnight to 6, she said “I wanted something bright and cheerful on my wall during Lockdown to lift my mood, so I reimagined the light hitting the leaves, the colours bouncing from the green leaves to the pink wall behind and the dimples of colour and sunshine it left on the surface of the leaf.”
The strikingly large leaves combined with the interplay of rich green and pastel pink make this the perfect piece for bringing that exotic holiday feeling home.  

Rosco Brittin – A Couple’s Walk

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6 botanical prints for a tropical aesthetic | Image

This beautiful print by Rosco Brittin explores the universe of natural camouflage in a gloriously floral way. In fact, the original piece was created by cutting over 150 pieces of vintage botanical wallpaper and blending them together to create two human forms in a camouflage that looks alive. 

A Couple’s Walk is an evocative piece that reveals a new, previously unseen detail every time you look at it, from the mushrooms and roots climbing up the base of each figure, to the toucan subtly hiding within the camouflage of the male figure’s chest. The neutral background makes this a great addition to just about any shade of wall, and it’s guaranteed to be a lively talking point among visitors.

Intricate Botanical Illustrations

Biologists may be keen to distinguish between the practice of botanical illustration for scientific purposes, and painting flora for the purpose of being admired. But that doesn’t mean there’s no beauty in the former, nor does it mean botanical illustrations cannot be displayed on the walls to be admired at home. In fact, this kind of print is extremely popular, and an effective way to make common areas in your home pop with colour. These illustrations are striking enough to catch anyone’s eye: 

Clare Halifax – Big Red (Waratah)  

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6 botanical prints for a tropical aesthetic | Image

This print of an illustration by East London’s Clare Halifax is a cornucopia of intricate line work, riotous colour and beautifully natural shapes. Inspired by the scenery in Australia, Big Red (Waratah) is named after the intriguing looking shrub in the foreground, which is indigenous to the country and is also the state emblem for New South Wales. Vivid, joyful and methodical in its approach, this print would look fantastic in any room, be it here or Down Under.

Helen Cann – Underground Map Indigo

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6 botanical prints for a tropical aesthetic | Image

Here’s one for the city dwellers that want to showcase their love of nature and the metropolitan life. This map of London’s Underground transport system by artist and illustrator Helen Cann depicts famous London landmarks and sites dotted around the network, interwoven with bright flowers, wavy stems and earthy-coloured leaves. 

While this is far from a botanical illustration in the traditional sense, we love the use of imagination to combine the everyday scenery of the city with the natural scenery found in royal parks, suburbs and beyond. The indigo background means this print would complement a lighter shade wall, and could easily serve as a feature piece in the bedroom, living room or hallway. 

Plants That You Don't Need To Water

You don’t need to be an aspiring horticulturalist to add a dash of nature to your décor at home, and the great thing about botanical art prints is they don’t need a weekly watering. Plants are a welcome addition to any interior, and can often be a standout feature in the look and design of a room. But keeping those leaves shiny and healthy is a labour of love. We think these pieces will make ace alternative standouts in your nature-inspired decorative theme:

Chris Kettle – Mixed Flowers after Fantin-Latour

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6 botanical prints for a tropical aesthetic | Image

Whether you’re sending or receiving flowers, it’s a guaranteed way to make anyone’s day even better. And this dramatic-looking print of a painting by still-life artist Chris Kettle captures that joyous feeling with the use of stunning colours, textures and intricate brushstrokes. Of his work with still life painting, Kettle says, “The absorbing challenge I face every time I pick up a brush and attempt to portray elements of the human spirit using the apparently inanimate, is one that that keeps me totally consumed.”

We love the convergence of the literal and the abstract in this piece, how the carefully painted bouquet tails off into streaks of beautiful colour. And while a real bouquet of flowers may last for a week or two, a botanical print like this is a stunning way to add a dash of colour to your décor long term.

Benjamin Thomas Taylor – A Vocabulary of Ornaments

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6 botanical prints for a tropical aesthetic | Image

From flowers you don’t need to water to plants you don’t need to water. A Vocabulary of Ornaments depicts a desert garden set against the backdrop of an incredible pink sunset. Among the array of plants that dominate the foreground are Prickly Pears and flowering Yuccas, and of course, you can’t help but immediately cast your eyes on the wonderfully depicted Barrel Cacti. But above all, the incredibly vivid use of colour in Benjamin Thomas Taylor’s work will make this print the jewel in any botanically-themed home interior design. And it’d look perfect on any colour wall.

Those are just a few of our favourite nature-themed prints that you’ll find at Art Republic. But of course, there are plenty more to choose from that we think you’ll love. Feeling inspired? Check out our full range of plant, flower and tree prints and bring a touch of the outdoors inside.

plant artworks

Coffee Art Print by Tim Fowler
Exclusive

Coffee

56 x 76cm

£200

56 x 76cm

Tom Lewis £125

Red Panda

30 x 30 cm

£125

30 x 30 cm

£225

61 x 74 cm

£225

61 x 72 cm

Tom Lewis £125

Tree Frog

30 x 30 cm

£125

30 x 30 cm

Rob Wass £170

Summer Treescape

75 x 40cm

£170

75 x 40cm

Island

32.x 44cm

£65

32.x 44cm

Rob Wass £135

Autumn Treescape

75 x 40 cm

£135

75 x 40 cm

Christmas Swim

30 x 40 cm

£195

30 x 40 cm

Courtyard Corner

29.7 x 42cm

£60

29.7 x 42cm

Rob Wass £170

Spring Treescape

75 x 40cm

£170

75 x 40cm

Pink Plantation Art Print by Tim Fowler
Exclusive

Pink Plantation

56 x 76cm

£200

56 x 76cm

Rob Wass £155

£155

75 x 40cm

Monstera Deliciosa

29.7 x 42cm

£60

29.7 x 42cm

Tobacco Art Print by Tim Fowler
Exclusive

Tobacco

56 x 76cm

£200

56 x 76cm

£90

40 x 50cm

Tineke

32 x 44cm

£65

32 x 44cm

Jungle Blooms 2 Small

32.5 x 32.5cm

£50

32.5 x 32.5cm

Rob Wass £275

Golden Leaves

70 x 70cm

£275

70 x 70cm

Arms Length Distance - Large Photography Print by Keekopie
Exclusive
Keekopie £230

£230

90 x 90cm

Tom Lewis £125

Barn Owl

30 x 30 cm

£125

30 x 30 cm

Jungle Blooms 1 Small

32.5 x 32.5cm

£50

32.5 x 32.5cm

Autumn

41 x 51 cm

£148

41 x 51 cm

£70

40 x 50cm

Keekopie £220

Family Tree - Large

100 x 70cm

£220

100 x 70cm

Reginald Botanical

29.7 x 42cm

£60

29.7 x 42cm

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