This is one of my favourites. I was staying in Adelaide with my mother when we visited a fruit & vegie market in Port Adelaide when I saw an enormous container filled with home grown leeks. I love vegetables that are bold and sculptural in form (as well as being delicious) and as I picked through them I came across this amazingly huge specimen that was about a metre in length. As soon as I got home I taped it to a door so I could capture the whole beautiful vegetable to paint! People seem to love it and although I have the original painting in my kitchen (which is life size) I’ve had it scanned and now also have prints of this Leek. I have named it my “king leek” as its very size commands a crown!
Note from the editor:
Botanical artists are highly skilled, producing important records of botanical subjects. Their works of art are also visually appealing in their own right ; illustrations may be ink, watercolour, pencil, oils or a combination. The Gardening Magazine features Botanical Art and artists to promote their work and to provide another platform to display these remarkable art forms. See below for details of the artist who created this featured piece.