Annual - Biennial Plants · Plant Choices

Carline Thistle – Lesley Edmondson

My name is Lesley Edmondson and I recently had two paintings, (Carline thistle and Autumn gentian), in the ABBA exhibition, which was wonderful to be a part of. My painting of Carline thistle was at first a joy and then somewhat a toil to paint, just because I had to keep climbing UP the hill behind… Continue reading Carline Thistle – Lesley Edmondson

Perennials · Plant Choices

Heath Rush – Lizzie Harper

Once I’d decided I wanted to enter a botanical illustration for the British Botanical Art Exhibition it was a matter of deciding what illustration(s) to enter.  I’m a full-time freelance botanical illustrator, so had quite a few completed illustrations to mull over. My first thought was to submit a Sphagnum moss illustration as I’d recently… Continue reading Heath Rush – Lizzie Harper

Perennial Plants · Perennials · Plant Choices

Yellow Flag Iris – Helen Cavalli

Iris Pseudacorus (Yellow Flag Iris) is a species in the genus Iris, of the family Iridaceae. It is an herbaceous flowering perennial plant that grows best in very wet conditions and is often common in wetlands. Living near Hampton Court I have spent many hours walking in and near the Palace grounds, especially in Bushy… Continue reading Yellow Flag Iris – Helen Cavalli

Perennials · Plant Choices · Trees

Blackthorn – Christine Battle

Prunus spinosa – Blackthorn As Archie Miles in his book ‘Silva’ writes; “In much the same fashion as other small and shrubby trees of the hedgerow, blackthorn is frequently present but seldom noticed.” However in March and April it dominates the English countryside with its dense clouds of pure white blossom. I wanted to celebrate this… Continue reading Blackthorn – Christine Battle

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