Plant Choices · Trees

Field Maple – Susan Conroy

Trees are amongst the oldest living organisms in the world.  I have always loved observing and drawing them, with my favourites being the broad leaved trees.  As a member of Bedgebury Pinetum Florigium I have contributed several paintings of trees from their collection.  Acer campestre , known as Field Maple, is an often overlooked tree,… Continue reading Field Maple – Susan Conroy

Bulbous Plants · Perennials · Plant Choices

Babington’s Leek – Mally Francis

Allium ampeloprasum var babingtonii – Babington’s Leek I was first introduced to this enchanting plant on a Botany Walk with Keith Spurgin on the Cornish North Coast. Keith is an Emeritus Recorder for the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland, and passionate about his subject. A Fellow of the Linnean Society, a plant scientist, flora writer,… Continue reading Babington’s Leek – Mally Francis

Plant Choices · Trees

The Crab Apple – Maggie Martin

After doing a variety of different art courses which looked at different techniques and styles Maggie found she really enjoyed botanical illustration. The precision of depicting plants appealed  and she decided the way to improve her work and get expert guidance would be to enrol onto the distance learning diploma with the Society of Botanical Artists. … Continue reading The Crab Apple – Maggie Martin