I enjoy playing with light and scale in my painting, and sharing my love of growing things .
I hope to help share my passion for botanical art with as many people as possible through our Society.
Anne Dana took up botanical painting ten years ago while working as an interior decorator.
The discipline of mixing exact colour matches, improved drawing technique and creating compositions in form and colour was seen as an aid to her interior work not an end in itself. Over the years this changed and botanical painting in all its variety has become her focus.
Painting, flowers, fruits and vegetables she has exhibited at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, Society of Botanical Artists London, private galleries in Aberdour, Falkirk and Ullapool.
Jenny began drawing at a young age, where plants and wildlife were always the main subjects of her paintings. Her early career was spent establishing herself as a graphic designer, later specialising in book design, while illustrating remained a hobby.
In 2014 she decided to further her drawing skills by joining the Botanical Illustration diploma at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Little did she know that in doing so, she would later refocus her career to become an illustrator. In 2016 she graduated from the course with distinction.
A keen traveller, Jenny loves to take inspiration from visiting different places around the world and incorporating her findings into her artwork.
She currently splits her time between Edinburgh, Scotland and Auckland, New Zealand, painting, running botanical illustration workshops and (sometimes) designing and illustrating books.
Jenny exhibits her work on a regular basis throughout the United Kingdom and New Zealand. You can see her current and upcoming exhibitions on her website.Silver-Gilt medal, RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) 2018 Silver-Gilt medal, BISCOT (Botanical Images Scotia) 2017 RBGE Diploma in Botanical Illustration, with distinction 2016 Eve Reid Bennett Award for “Most promising student” (RBGE) 2016 Eve Reid Bennett Award for “Most progress in the subject of Botanical Illustration” (RBGE) 2015
Marianne Hazlewood is a full-time botanical artist.
She recently graduated with a diploma in Botanical Illustration from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, where she is now one of the tutors for the Online Certificate in Botanical Illustration.
She is currently enjoying painting and illustrating day to day and putting together work for exhibitions. She has won a few awards including the Open Eye Gallery exhibition award at the VAS Open exhibition in 2019 and the Eve Reid Bennett Award for Botanical Illustration in 2017.
She looks for structures in the plants that catch her eye and lets that determine her way forwards, working in watercolour and pen and ink.
Marianne has a room at the Pittenweem Arts Festival, where she exhibits annually, she sells original work, prints and cards.
Bill Phillips took the Certificate course in Botanical Illustration at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh in 2013, winning the prize for best student portfolio. This was an interesting and enjoyable experience and was followed by the 2-year Diploma in Botanical Illustration, graduating with Distinction in 2015.
Bill continues to develop a strong and individual watercolour style, focusing on botanical subjects, but with still life and landscape also represented. Currently, he is leading workshops in botanical drawing and watercolour for beginners at the Birnam Institute.
Exhibitions include the RBGE, BISCOT, the Edinburgh Society of Botanical Artists, Dunkeld Art Exhibition and the Perth Art Association at the 64th and 65th Annual Exhibitions and the 2017 and 2018 Arts Festival Exhibitions. Bill was a short-listed artist for the National Open Art Competition 2017. His painting Beech Hedge at Meikleour was accepted for the 7th RSW Open Summer Exhibition 2018.