I began studying botanical illustration in 2014 under Leigh Ann Gale and continue to receive tutoring from Leigh Ann. In 2018 I enrolled on the Diploma in Botanical Illustration with the Chelsea School of Botanical Art at the Chelsea Physic Garden, tutored by Helen Allen, graduating in 2020 with distinction.
I particularly enjoy the scientific aspects of botanical illustration. My final diploma project was a collaboration with City Commons entitled “A Year on the Commons” – a study of the chalk flowers growing on the Coulsdon Commons. The project consisted of sketchbook studies including field studies, 6 final plates showing the habit and botanical enlargements/dissections, and a printed field guide. The finished botanical plates can be purchased as cards.