Committee & Jury



Martin Allen works in native plant conservation and is a Royal Horticultural Society gold medallist for botanical art. He also teaches courses and workshops with a dynamic approach to botanical art.

Gaynor Dickeson, member of the Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society, International botanical art tutor, with two RHS medals and work in the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation collection, Pittsburgh, USA.

Deborah Lambkin is the official orchid artist to the Royal Horticultural Society Orchid Committee artist since 2005. She is a regular contributor to Curtis’s Botanical Magazine.

Sarah Morrish is a Botanical and Natural Science artist, tutor and naturalist, with an interest in native flora and those plants occurring in rare, declining and ancient habitats. She is a member of the Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society and the American Society of Botanical Artists.

Adrienne Roberts is a botanical artist and an active member of the Birmingham Society of Botanical Artists and the Leicestershire Society of Botanical Illustrators.

Lucy T Smith has worked as a freelance botanical artist at Kew Gardens for nearly twenty years. She has won various awards for her illustrations including the 2017 Margaret Flockton Award in Australia. She teaches botanical illustration at Kew and Chelsea Physic Garden.

Dianne Sutherland is a botanical artist and tutor, with 30 years experience as a freelance artist. She is a member of the SBA and has works held in permanent collection at the Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation and the Sydney Florilegium

Claire K Ward is a botanical and nature artist, naturalist and tutor for the SBA, with a keen interest in native plant conservation.

Elaine Allison is a botanical and natural history artist with a background in science education. Her work has been exhibited in the UK and in Australia.


Helen Allen has been a botanical artist and teacher for many years and is Principal of the Chelsea School of Botanical Art. Helen’s teaching regularly takes her abroad and her paintings are in international and private collections.

Brent Elliott is an historian, author and former Head Librarian at the Royal Horticultural Society Lindley Library.

Christabel King is the chief botanical artist and teacher at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. She is also on the Editorial Committee for Curtis’s Botanical Magazine.

Martyn Rix is an eminent botanist, author and editor of Curtis’s Botanical Magazine.

Ann Swan SBA is a contemporary, botanical artist, author and teacher specialising in pencil and coloured pencil with three RHS Gold Medals to her name and work in the Shirley Sherwood and Lindley Library collections.

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