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Botany for Artists

By Lizabeth Leech

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ISBN: 9781847972781
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 18/11/2011
PAGES: 224
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 280x220 mm
INSIDE: 360 line-drawings, colour photographs and paintings

Botany for Artists is an accessible introduction to the world of plant science. It is aimed at anyone who is interested in plants and flowers, especially those who wish to draw or paint them without sacrificing technical accuracy to aesthetic quality.

Many botanical artists struggle when closely observing their subject and do not have the structural knowledge necessary to enhance the quality and precision of their work. This informative book addresses the intricacies of plant and floral structure, form and behaviour and seeks to equip artists with a more comprehensive understanding of botany. It offers guidance on topics relevant to botanical artists, explains basic biological concepts to enhance the understanding of observation, provides a springboard of knowledge to enable the reader to tackle more academic literature, and encourages a more confident approach to botanical painting and illustration.


  • Introduction to all main groups of plants and fungi
  • Advice and handy tips on topics relevant to botanical artists
  • Observation helpsheets

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Latest Reviews
" Botany For Artists is a wonderful resource for botanical artists, as well as anyone incorporating botanical themes into creative projects who would like to learn more about plants. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: ArtPlantae Today

" Most botanical painters begin their careers with a love of plants and an urge to draw and paint them. Here, at last, is an artist who is first and foremost a botanist demystifying the science that underpins our art.
This is a book that enlightens without intimidating and informs without oversimplifying. It is an essential reference book for any painter without a good grounding in botany. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Hampton Court Palace Florilegium Society Newsletter

" Botany For Artists fills a gap in the wealth of books available on the subject of botanical art. Other books mostly cover the history of the subject and the drawing and painting techniques required in order to portray and render an attractive three dimesnional study. However it has been evident for some time that botanical artists need more help to understand the structures of the plant placed before them in order to produce an accurate and convincing illustartion.
Thank you Liz for producing this book which answers amny questions and purposely makes us ask many more about the plants we are drawing. By using this book we will be encouraged to look more closely, question more frequently and most of all draw with understanding!
Valerie Oxley "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Institute For Analytical Plant Illustration

" Botany For Artists is an accessible introduction to the world of plant science. It is aimed at anyone who is interested in plants and flowers, especially those who wish to draw or plant them without sacrificing technical accuracy to aesthetic quality. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Florilegia

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