Saying it with Flowers Solo Exhibition

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Are you visiting Edinburgh in February? If you are then you’re very welcome to drop by Close Photography Gallery.
Why? Because you can visit my first ever Scottish solo exhibition – Saying it with Flowers!


saying it with flowers floral studies exhibition in edinburgh by rosie nixon at gallery close


Saying it with Flowers

Rosie Nixon produces beautiful floral studies with a feminine sensuality. With a background in horticulture she has a much deeper understanding of her subject matter and her appreciation of the beauty in each season.

In many ways Rosie is an undiscovered talent. I look at a lot of photography and was aware of floral studies by industry giants – such as Nick Knight and Robert Mapplethorpe – so when I stumbled across Rosie’s work I was very excited by it.

~ Chris Close – Gallery Director

Standout flower images on show in Edinburgh:  With the spring season almost around the corner, be inspired by horticulturist, photographer and writer Rosie Nixon’s selection of stunning flower imagery on show at Gallery Close in Edinburgh from 1 to 28 February.

~ Outdoor Photography Magazine UK


poached egg flower in the saying it with flowers exhibition by rosie nixon in edinburgh

Observe, Notice and Discover


Saying it with Flowers is a collection of dreamy and sensual fine art images from the floral studies I take in my garden. Flowers have so much more going on than first meets the eye. Furthermore I know my subjects so well.


As an artist I use my camera to communicate and to intrigue as I observe, notice, and discover. Because of this I call it the Art of Seeing.


I grow Images!


The majority of flower images have been grown and nurtured in my own garden – some from seed. Consequently I spend many hours working with the light while observing their complexities and subtleties.


Sometimes a photograph will bring to our attention a flower we’ve seen so many times before but we’ve just never noticed its intrinsic beauty. Many have expressive rhythmic lines, intricate forms or even the fluid grace of a ballerina.


As a result my floral studies give a fresh new vision – a sense of discovery and admiration.



Saying it with Flowers Opening Night


On Thursday 1st February I had a 3 hour private viewing evening at the gallery. It was lovely to have my images take over all the gallery wall space. Indeed, it actually felt like I was back in my own garden surrounded by my favourite flowers. Not to mention that I had winter, spring, summer and autumn all on display at once!

saying it with flowers exhibition by Rosie Nixon Edinburgh
Rosie is represented by Gallery Close in Edinburgh. It’s probably the only independent photographic gallery in Scotland.


saying it with flowers exhibition opening night with Rosie Nixon in Edinburgh

Viewing the images brought back so many memories. Some of those memories were fun and whimsical moments and I enjoyed sharing those stories with our guests.

a photo of Rosie Nixon at her saying it with flowers exhibition with Lesley Watson former presenter of BBC Beechgrove Gardens along with Chris Close director of Gallery Close, Edinburgh
Photo taken by Douglas Corrance. Lesley Watson (left), general manager New Hopetoun Gardens, former BBC presenter of The Beechgrove Garden, with Rosie Nixon (centre), and Chris Close, director of Gallery Close. 


this is Rosie Nixon at her saying it with flowers exhibition and the photo was taken by Douglas Corrance at Gallery Close, Edinburgh
Photo of Rosie taken by Douglas Corrance at Gallery Close, Edinburgh


To conclude, if you’re not able to attend you can still purchase online. Just contact Chris Close with your requests for limited edition signed prints.

Finally I’d just like to say thank you to John from Black Dog Signs Ltd  for his great customer service in December. I needed a heavy duty long reach embossing press for the exhibition and so I went to google search in my quest. He replied so promptly to my initial enquiry and couldn’t have been more helpful. I commissioned a design with Black Dog Signs and within a week I had my embosser. Their customer service was excellent and the embosser is great!


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Rosie is a garden photographer, writer and nature lover. She enjoys soaking up nature and is easily distracted from doing the weeding by anything that flutters, flies, buzzes, creeps or crawls! She enjoys sharing the beauty of creation through her photography. Rosie has been featured on TV on BBC2's The Beechgrove Garden and she uses the Scottish outdoors as her natural light studio. Her work can be seen at the only photographic gallery in Scotland - Close Gallery, 4b Howe Street, Edinburgh.

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