Lizabeth Leech trained and worked as a botanist before becoming a well-respected botanical artist and teacher. She is a founder member and current Chair of the Hampton Court Palace Florilegium, as well as an active member of the Institute of Analytical Plant Illustrators and the American Society of Botanical Artists.
There is always something new to learn, in this book Liz helps us to look with understanding and then look again from a different angle to delve deeper into the story of the plant. The book is beautifully illustrated by Liz herself along with members of the Hampton Court Palace Florilegium Society, these images give the reader a good insight into how an informative botanical illustration should be set out to create a good design, as well as at the same time conveying detailed botanical information.
This is not a botany textbook! Instead, by using copious diagrams and drawing on her knowledge as a botanist, Liz Leech explains how to look at plants and dissect flowers in order to make informed and accurate drawings.