Annabella’s botanical watercolours

Annabella Innes was a talented watercolourist, with a great interest in painting wild flowers. As with most girls her age and class, she learnt to paint by copying illustrations from books or paintings by her governess. But Annabella disliked this method, preferring to paint directly from nature.

Take a closer look at the watercolours to see the Port Macquarie plants depicted and to read excerpts from Annabella’s journal.

View Commelina View Native frangipani View Dendrobium View Coastal morning glory View Moreton Bay bignonia View Native ginger   Zoom The front cover of Annabella’s sketchbook   Zoom Annabella’s dedication to her mother inside her sketchbook