I always love stumbling upon innovative artists on instagram and my latest discovery is paper botanical artist Ann Wood. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Wood crafts the most stunning, life-like blossoms (and fruit and veggies!) from paint and paper. Her instagram and website are a treasure trove of inspiration from the natural world, from cherries that look delicious enough to eat to peonies so lovely they look fragrant. Below, explore more of Ann’s exquisite work.
A rainbow of Ann’s flowers.
Fruits that looks good enough to eat!
Ann’s instagram also offers an occasional glimpse of her workspace.
A peony that would last forever.
Beautiful branches of fruit.
Spring bulbs looking lifelike.
Inspiration on how one might display Ann’s art.
More stunningly realistic fruit.
Ann styles her creations beautifully as well.
I love how the florals pop on the inky blue walls.
Pretty pink peonies, indeed!
This floral wall is a show stopper.
There’s something so sweet about violets.
An entire garden of gorgeousness! I particularly love the hollyhocks at the bottom.
An up-close peek at more of the artist’s life-like blossoms.
A paper hyacinth in a bell jar.
A dreamy mess of blooms.
Her beets and turnips always look as though they’ve just been pulled from the earth.
Love the fruits and flowers seamlessly mixed in among butterfly wings.
I hope you’ve enjoyed getting acquainted with Ann’s work! As mentioned, if you like, you can follow her lovely creations on instagram here!