Blue Peacock by Jessie Arms Botke
Cross stitch chart or kit from the Scarlet Quince Birds Fine Art Collection.
Jessie Arms Botke once described herself as a decorative artist with a flair for birds Born in Chicago in 1883, she she studied at Chicago's Art Institute and in 1911, Jessie moved to New York to pursue her artistic career.
There, she worked in interior design and also created tapestries, friezes, and murals. One such mural sent her to the Bronx Zoo to sketch where she was fascinated by the form of a peacock. From then on, birds became her specialty.
With their rich plumage and realistic renderings, Botke's birds are brought to life amongst flowers, gardens, and still-life settings. The artist's work evokes decorative elegance and style and her romance with the winged species is immediately obvious to the viewer.
After years of painting in Paris and Holland, Jessie Arms Botke settled on a farm in southern California where she worked until her death in 1971.
A proud blue peacock looking over its shoulder at its glorious green and feathery tail with many eyes showing. It is standing on the branch of a tropical tree with orange-pink blossoms against a flowing river of gold.
Approx: 22" x 28" or 56 x 71cm - when worked on 18ct.
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