During the course of 2020, the artist Charlotte Verity made more than 100 watercolour monotypes in response to the plants and flowers growing in her London garden. Echoing Green: The Printed Year is the result of a year’s fierce observation of urban nature. Week by week, through a painter's eye we watch the seasons unfold through technical experimentation, colour and format. Verity’s poetic images are contemplative and spacious, surprising us with their luminosity and intensity of colour. They insist on the enjoyment to be found in simply taking the time to look.
Rachel Giles is the author of Bloom: Art, Flowers and Emotion (2020). She was Head of Publishing for Royal Museums Greenwich for eight years and has been an in-house project manager of art and architecture books for Heatherwick Studio, the National Gallery and Foster + Partners. Her freelance clients include Tate, V&A, Gagosian and many other museums and galleries. Her writing includes seven books for Phaidon, including Living in Nature (2020) and The Atlas of Brutalist Architecture (2019), winner of the New York Times Best Art Book that year. She has lectured for the universities of Plymouth and Buckingham, Kingston University London and Christie's. She grows and sells flowers from her cutting garden in south-west London.
Published to coincide with the exhibition Charlotte Verity: Echoing Green Part II: The Printed Year, at Karsten Schubert London, 18 August–10 September 2021.