Botanical Illustrations

The inks, watercolours and drawings are derived from a background in plant sciences and a intense interest in the natural world. The art form is defined as one where plant life is the main subject. This type of illustration was extremely important for documenting new species of plants in the 17th century and later, because photography had not advanced during that time. For one to be a botanical illustrator, one requires botanical knowledge as well as good attention to detail.

Over the centuries Botanical illustration has followed trends and technology bringing the detailed anatomy of plants to a wider audience.