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The Best Botanical Art Instruction Books

Updated on November 10, 2015
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Katherine is well known worldwide for writing extensively about botanical art & illustration and botanical artists past and present

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The best books for learning how to create botanical art

Learn about botanical art and botanical illustration from the best botanical art instruction books, covering every aspect you need to know about.

I own very many books about botanical art which take up two shelves in my art library. This site focuses on the instruction side.

Read reviews about which are the best botanical art instruction books - for those wanting to develop their skills in drawing and painting plants and flowers.

You may also be interested in The Best Books about Botanical Artists & Illustrators which focuses on the art history side.

Why I'm a botanical art book collector - as well as an artist who draws plants and flowers

My botanical artwork - selected for four Annual Exhibitions of the Society of Botanical Artists - on the exhibitions page of my portfolio website
My botanical artwork - selected for four Annual Exhibitions of the Society of Botanical Artists - on the exhibitions page of my portfolio website

I first became acquainted with botanical paintings and illustrations a very long time ago.

My mother used to buy the Royal Horticultural Society Desk Diary each year. It had a week to a view on one side of the double page spread and very beautiful images of artwork from the RHS Lindley Collection on the other side. I used to sit and very carefully go through the diary admiring all the paintings and engravings in turn. The quality of the draughtsmanship, the painting and the composition had me hooked right from the beginning.

One of my reasons for collecting botanical art history books is because I knew I'd never be able to afford the paintings - but I could always afford a book which has beautiful reproductions of art which used to be rarely seen in exhibition.

The Golden Age of Botanical Art

I started collecting my books round about 30 years ago at the start of what's been, in effect, a resurgence in Botanical Art. Some have called it a new "Golden Age of Botanical Art". Now there are many more opportunities to see botanical art - and many more professional full-time botanical artists

  • The Society of Botanical Artists was created in the UK in 1985 and the American Society of Botanical Artists was founded in 1994. Little did I know when I started to collect my books that years later my artwork would be selected for the SBA's annual exhibitions in Westminster. - see above image
  • A new Gallery devoted to Botanical Art opened at Kew Gardens. I watched it being built and make sure I now go to all the exhibitions!
  • I now meet the botanical artists who win RHS Gold Medals each year and get a chance to see top class art.

Artists and collectors between them have created an impetus for more and more books to be published. I've bought an awful lot of them! My collection of books is split between

  • the "How To" art instruction books and
  • the monographs and compendiums of the best botanical artwork from the past and in the present.
  • second hand copies of classic books from the past.

This website very much reflects what I've learned over the years about botanical art books, the botanical artists whose artwork appears in them and the tutors who help new students of the genre to develop their paintings and illustrations.

For more about my interest in this topic, please read the blog posts about botanical art and botanical artists - including exhibitions and RHS Gold Medallists - on Making A Mark my main art blog - or my reviews of botanical art books on Making A Mark Reviews my reviews blog. (Unfortunately the constraints of the website host means that I am unable to link to these on this site, however I am in the process of addressing this difficulty)

Botanical Art Instruction Books

For those wanting to develop or improve their knowledge and skills

The Society of Botanical Artists Book List

books recommended for the Diploma Course

The Society of Botanical Artists has developed a Distance Learning Diploma Course in Botanical Art.

In order to support this the former President and Director of the Diploma Course has developed a suite of books - with the co-operation of members and students of the Society of Botanical Artists. These are used as recommended textbooks for the Diploma Course.

They're listed below in the order of publication.

If you'd like to see whether or not you'd like to do the Course why not try taking a look at the books?

The Art of Botanical Painting

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - Rated an average of 5.0 out of 5 stars based on 9 customer reviews (USA) plus 6 5 star reviews by UK customers

Read my detailed review - Book Review: The Art of Botanical Painting

The Art of Botanical Painting
The Art of Botanical Painting

I own this book by Margaret Stevens - one of the founder members of the Society of Botanical Art and its former President and Director of the Diploma Course.

Margaret also holds numerous medals awarded by the Royal Horticultural Society for botanical art - including the prestigious Gold Medal.

This book provides a complete course of instruction in how to develop botanical art and is used as a reference by the Society's own distance learning Diploma Course in Botanical Illustration. It includes techniques for using coloured pencils.

Hardcover: 144 pages

Publisher: Harpercollins (November 1, 2005)

This book periodically goes out of stock on Amazon.com but has been reprinted due to demand and is in stock on Amazon.co.uk

 

The Botanical Palette: Colour for the Botanical Painter - by Margaret Stevens

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 6 customer reviews (UK)

Read my review The Botanical Palette: Colour for the Botanical Painter

The Botanical Palette: Colour for the Botanical Painter
The Botanical Palette: Colour for the Botanical Painter

This is the second book produced by the Society of Botanical Artists with Margaret Stevens.

This book focuses solely on the subject of how to achieve the right colour in botanical art. It provides a very authoritative and helpful guide to this topic - including features 17 step-by-step demonstrations by members of the Society. Each colour frequently used by botanical artists is considered in turn. The book is of most use to artists working in watercolour paint.

This book has been welcomed by all those seeking to develop and improve the quality of their botanical art.

I own a copy and have done ever since it was published in 2007

Hardcover: 144 pages

Publisher: Collins (October 1, 2007)

 

Botanical Sketchbook - by Mary Ann Scott and Margaret Stevens

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - Rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 15 customer reviews (UK) plus an average of 4.4 reviews from 8 customers in the USA

Botanical Sketchbook
Botanical Sketchbook

Do take a look inside the book - which can be seen on Amazon UK

Some of the students undertaking the diploma Course found keeping a sketchbook a bit of a challenge. What starts off as a challenge becomes a book if it relates to the SBA Diploma Course! So it was with the sketchbook. The book is based on the sketchbook kept by one student who subsequently achieved a distinction. It's a facsimile of the sketchbook studies developed for each assignment of the Diploma Course. These are annotated with the advice received as feedback. The emphasis throughout is on practicalities and constructive comment.

It also provides an amazing insight into what it's actually like to do the Diploma Course and is very much recommended by me for any prospective students.

Mary Ann Scott received a Diploma with Distinction on the Distance Learning Course run by the Society of Botanical Artists and became a full member of the SBA in 2009. She now exhibits on a regular basis with the SBA.

I own this book and have reviewed it on my blog Making A Mark Reviews - Book Review: Botanical Sketchbook. I'd love to point you to my review of it but HubPages does not like me to keep sending you to my blog!

Hardcover: 128 pages

Publisher: American Artist Books (August 24, 2010)

 

Handbook of Plant Forms

Handbook of Plant Forms for Botanical Artists
Handbook of Plant Forms for Botanical Artists

This is a classic book about plant morphology written by Ernest E. Clark and originally published in 1909. It has been updated and revised by Margaret Stevens. The aim of the book is to provide an aid to botanical artists wanting to portray different plant forms.

I now have my own copy of this - signed by Margaret Stevens!

It includes more than 60 plants and flowers. The botanical drawings are facsimiles of the original drawings by Ernest E. Clark - produced for the original publication in 1909. It's obvious from some of the reviews that people have failed to appreciate that these drawings were not produced in the 21st century.

Comments about botanical aspects of plant form by "EC" are the original work of Ernest Clark

all the paintings in the book were produced by SBA Diploma Course Tutors or Diploma Students

Margaret Stevens provides a detailed commentary on the approach used by each artist in developing a painting of each plant or flower.

Rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 5 customer reviews (UK) plus1 customer in the USA gave it a 4 star review. This revision of an original book has proved a little less popular than the other botanical art books produced to date by Margaret Stevens and the Society of Botanical Artists

Hardcover: 224 pages

Publisher: Batsford; Reprint edition (April 23, 2013)

 

Books By Rosie Martin and Meriel Thurstan (the Eden Project)

Creating botanical illustration - The Eden Project

Instruction in botanical illustration from the south west of England

Rosie Martin and Meriel Thurstan are two leading figures in the Art School associated with the the internationally renowned Eden Project in Cornwall - home of "the world's largest rainforest in captivity".

They have produced a series of books created in conjunction with the Eden Project and using beautiful works from its students. Each of the books takes a slightly different perspective.

The books focus on botanical illustration - the accurate and scientific representation of a species which makes if possible to identify a speciment in the field. It can include dissections and is can also be aesthetically pleasing.

Rosie Martin holds a Gold Medal from the RHS for her botanical watercolour painting. She is an elected member of the Society of Botanical Artists and teaches a variety of art-based subjects, including botanical illustration in both.

Meriel Thurstan joined the Eden Project at its creation; she helped to create the Eden's Friends organisation and produced its very first magazine. Meriel organises the extremely successful annual Eden diploma course in botanical illustration.

Both ladies were also involved in the founding of the South West Society of Botanical Artists

The address of the Eden Project is Eden Project, Bodelva, St Austell, Cornwall, PL24 2SG, UK.

Botanical Illustration Course: With the Eden Project - by Rosie Martin and Meriel Thurstan

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Rated an average of

USA - 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 35 customer reviews

UK - 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 25 customer reviews

This book was voted "Practical Art Book of the Year" in 2006 by readers of Artists' Choice, Leisure Painter and the Artist and I own a copy

Botanical Illustration Course: With the Eden Project
Botanical Illustration Course: With the Eden Project

Paperback: 144 pages

Publisher: Batsford (Paperback - August 5, 2008)

 

Contemporary Botanical Illustration: Challenging Colour and Texture - by Rosie Martin and Meriel Thurstan

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Rated an average of

USA - 5.0 out of 5 stars based on 6 customer reviews

UK - 5.0 out of 5 stars by 4 customer reviews

This is the second book by the authors of the bestselling Botanical Illustration Course with the Eden Project. It was voted "Practical Art Book of the Year" in 2008 by readers of Artists' Choice, Leisure Painter and the Artist.

It's one of the few books which discuss what is meant by contemporary botanical illustration.

Contemporary Botanical Illustration: Challenging Colour and Texture
Contemporary Botanical Illustration: Challenging Colour and Texture

Hardcover: 144 pages

Publisher: Batsford (August 5, 2008)

 

Exotic Botanical Illustration: With the Eden Project - by Rosie Martin and Meriel Thurstan

RECOMMENDED Rated an average of:

USA - 4.7 out of 5 stars (6 customer reviews)

UK - 4.7 out of 5 stars (6 customer reviews)

A practical and creative guide to drawing and painting the more exotic species of plants, flowers, fruit and vegetables

Exotic Botanical Illustration: With the Eden Project
Exotic Botanical Illustration: With the Eden Project

Hardcover: 144 pages

Publisher: Batsford (September 4, 2012)

 

Books By Billy Showell

Creating botanical art - Instruction by Billy Showell

Billy Showell's botanical art instruction books are extremely popular. The reviews of her books seem to get better and better with each new book - she has a growing army of fans!

I've met many botanical art students who've said that her books have helped them a great deal. I think one of the things people particularly like is she communicates very well - both when demonstrating in person and when writing her books.

I also see her paintings every year in the exhibitions of the Society of Botanical Artists in London. She's an excellent artist with a very strong and unique sense of design and composition. Highly recommended for those who want to try developing the design aspects of their portraits of botanical subject matter

She provides excellent instruction on matters relating to:

  • the best art materials for painting flowers, fruit and vegetables
  • drawing prior to painting
  • composition and design - with a particular emphasis on the use of shapes
  • use of colour and colour mixing - including how to paint white subject matter
  • watercolour techniques e.g. overlaying washes wet on wet; blending colours, dry brush techniques, lifting out, glazing and masking out areas
  • painting flowers, leaves, stems, vegetables and fruit in detail - with step by step demonstrations

Watercolour Flower Portraits - by Billy Showell

RECOMMENDED Rated an average of:

  • USA - 4.9 out of 5 stars (17 customer reviews)
  • UK - 4.8 out of 5 stars (21 customer reviews)

An invaluable book for those wanting to develop their skills in painting flowers

Projects include: Slipper Orchid, Green Goddess Lily, Roses and Delphinium

Watercolour Flower Portraits
Watercolour Flower Portraits

Hardcover: 128 pages

Publisher: Search Press (June 1, 2006)

 

Watercolour Fruit & Vegetable Portraits - by Billy Showell

RECOMMENDED Rated an average of:

  • USA - 4.9 out of 5 stars (19 customer reviews)
  • UK - 4.7 out of 5 stars (15 customer reviews

There aren't too many botanical art books which focus purely on fruit and vegetables - as this one does

Projects include Kohl Rabi, Pumpkin Sill Life, Lemons and Heart of Berries

Watercolour Fruit & Vegetable Portraits
Watercolour Fruit & Vegetable Portraits

Hardcover: 128 pages

Publisher: Search Press (July 1, 2009)

 

A-Z of Flower Portraits - An Illustrated Guide to Painting 40 Beautiful Flowers in Watercolour - by Billy Showell

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Rated an average of:

  • USA - 4.9 out of 5 stars (17 customer reviews)
  • UK - 5.0 out of 5 stars (26 customer reviews)

One of the most highly recommended botanical art books on Amazon

More expert advice on materials, composition and painting flower portraits - including small studies, details, step-by-step instructions and the colour mixes

Books By Keith West

Keith West was formerly Art Lecturer for the Department of Extension Studies, University of Canterbury, Christchurch and, for 20 years, Botanical Artist for the Botany Division of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research in New Zealand.

How to Draw Plants: The Techniques of Botanical Illustration - by Keith West

Rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars (7 customer reviews)

Described by the publishers as being the best introductory book on the subject examines plant structures and the problems they present to illustrators, then discusses the artist's tools and how to use them: pencils, erasers, papers, brushes, watercolors, gouache, and acrylics.

"To the best of my knowledge there has never until now been a thorough book supplying the answers to all those technical questions that I am still constantly being asked by people wishing to take up botanical illustration."

-Wilfrid Blunt

How to Draw Plants: The Techniques of Botanical Illustration
How to Draw Plants: The Techniques of Botanical Illustration

Paperback: 152 pages

Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated (1996)

 

Painting Plant Portraits: A Step-by-Step Guide - by Keith West

This book provides a set by step guide for 12 different types of flowers. These are:

Snowdrop, Daffodil, Windflower, Iris, Pink, Field Poppy, Sweet pea, Rose, Harebell / Bluebell, Sunflower, Fuschia, Peruvian Lily.

Keith West illustrates each stage of the construction of the painting in detail - starting with the pencil drawing and shading through to the layers of watercolour paintings and glazing and final touches

Painting Plant Portraits: A Step-by-Step Guide
Painting Plant Portraits: A Step-by-Step Guide

Paperback: 112 pages

Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated (January 1, 1997)

 

Books By Coloured Pencil Artists

Ann Swan works in graphite and coloured pencils. She is a signature member of the Society of Botanical Artists and the holder of four Gold Medals awarded by the Royal Horticultural Society. She is also an author and very popular coloured pencils and botanical art tutor - her workshops sell out fast!

Wendy Hollender is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists, the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators,and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium Society.

Botanical Portraits with Colored Pencils - by Ann Swan

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - READ MY REVIEW Book review: Botanical Painting with Coloured Pencils on Making A Mark Reviews

Rated: 4.9 out of 5 stars (39 customer reviews)

This is the first ever book written by an RHS gold medal winning artist to deal in depth with the execution of botanical art in coloured pencils to exhibition standard.

It's an invaluable guide to those wanting to develop their skills in using coloured pencils for botanical art. It's also an extremely useful resource for all coloured pencil artists wanting to achieve the very high standards of execution achieved by both Ann Swan and her students.

Botanical Portraits with Colored Pencils
Botanical Portraits with Colored Pencils

Published in UK - April 2010 by Harper Collins

Published in USA - by Barron's Educational Series; 1 edition

Hardcover: 128 pages

Publisher: (April 1, 2010)

 

Botanical Drawing in Color - A Basic Guide to Mastering Realistic Form and Naturalistic Color

Rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars (25 customer reviews)

The book works through various topics:

  • basic techniques related to drawing value, form and perspective - applied to botanical art subject matter
  • an in-depth section on colour and how to explore and record the colours that can be created from a limited number of pencils
  • aspects particularly relevant to the botanical artist eg creating a sketchbook page; observing and drawing under magnification; developing a composition

Wendy Hollander is the coordinator of botanical art and illustration at the New York Botanical Garden. Her botanical artwork has been included in exhibitions of botanical art at Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, the Royal Botanical Garden at Kew and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.

Botanical Drawing in Color: A Basic Guide to Mastering Realistic Form and Naturalistic Color
Botanical Drawing in Color: A Basic Guide to Mastering Realistic Form and Naturalistic Color

Paperback: 144 pages

Publisher: Watson-Guptill (July 20, 2010)

(September 2010 in UK)

 

Books By Other Leading Uk Botanical Artists

Coral G. Guest is a highly acclaimed flower painter whose work combines botanical authenticity with a highly appealing artistic style. Her classical training as a painter at Chelsea School of Art, London was followed by the practice of Zen Calligraphy at Seitai-Ji Temple in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. From 1991 to 2002 she was Flower Painting Tutor at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and has also given Master Classes for Dr Shirley Sherwood in Europe and the USA.

Instruction by Botanical Artists and Botanical Illustrators

I've seen Coral Guest's life size paintings in person and they are simply stunning.

Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars (5 customer reviews)

The author has announced that the publishers have decided NOT to reprint this book and if you're interested I advise buying now as the price of this excellent book by a leading botanical artist will only rise.

What makes this book different is the author's naturalistic approach to painting. The resulting watercolors are botanically correct but also show the beauty of flowers in a very real way---the velvety quality of a petal, the delicate colors, the gloss of a leaf. In this book, Coral G. Guest talks about how best to achieve not only the colors but also the textures and shadings that are so important in painting flowers. She has chosen a wide variety of plants, and in a series of illustrations shows how---step by step---she has developed each painting. The result is a most inspirational and stunning guide for any artist wanting to make his or her paintings look more natural.

Coral Guest has received numerous awards (including two RHS Gold Medals), frequently lectures, and has written for various magazines. Her work is shown internationally, and is represented in many public and private collections, including the Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Library; the Dr Shirley Sherwood Collection of Contemporary Botanical Art; and the Hunt Botanical Institute.

Painting Flowers in Watercolour: A Naturalistic Approach
Painting Flowers in Watercolour: A Naturalistic Approach

Paperback: 128 pages

Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated (August 1, 2001)

 

Botanical Illustration - by Valerie Oxley

My view: An excellent manual for anybody who wants to learn more about botanical illustration - very detailed and very helpful. Very well illustrated in terms of both the range and the quality of reproduction

Synopsis: A Manual for those who like their botanical illustration with a strong botanical and practical slant. It includes an introduction to basic botany; preparation of plant material for drawing; use of pencil, watercolour, coloured pencil and pen and ink. Also included are suggested topics for further study; how to correct mistakes and finishing touches. Includes over two hundred colour illustrations by over fifty artists on 192 pages

Botanical Illustration
Botanical Illustration

Paperback: 192 pages

Publisher: Crowood Press (March 1, 2009)

 

Botanical Painting - by Mariella Baldwin

Buy this for the text not the images

Mariella Baldwin is a professional botanical artist. She has botanical paintings in the prestigious Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation in Pittsburgh, the Chelsea Physic Garden, and Hampton Court Palace as well as in private collections across the world

Botanical Painting
Botanical Painting

Paperback: 144 pages

Publisher: Crowood Press (April 1, 2012)

 

Leading Botanical Artists from the Usa

Botanical Art Techniques - 19 Step-by-step Projects in Watercolour and Other Media

This is a book for beginners. It has a spiral binding meaning it can lie flat on the table beside you while you paint.

Bente Starcke King's explanations for her step by step demonstrations are highly rated.

She covers, graphite, pen and ink, ink wash, transparent watercolour and mixed media

Botanical Art Techniques: Painting and Drawing Flowers and Plants
Botanical Art Techniques: Painting and Drawing Flowers and Plants

Paperback: 128 pages

Publisher: David & Charles (September 24, 2004)

Bente Starcke King is a freelance botanical illustrator. She also teaches botanical illustration at Cornell University in the US. Her work has appeared in a long list of prestigious shows and publications.

 

Botanical Illustration in Watercolor - by Eleanor B. Wunderlich

Rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars (14 customer reviews)

Eleanor B. Wunderlich, a well-known botanical illustrator, is a graduate of Parsons School of Design. She has been teaching botanical illustration at the New York Botanical Garden since 1984.

How can an artist create a botanical portrait that is both accurate and aesthetically pleasing? This is the essence of an art form whose charm and universal appeal have made it popular for centuries. Botanical Illustration in Watercolor claims to be the first authoritative, comprehensive book to focus specifically on the materials and techniques of painting plants in watercolor.

Botanical Illustration in Watercolor
Botanical Illustration in Watercolor

Paperback: 144 pages

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications (August 1, 1996)

 

Books About Botany for Botanical Artists

Botany for Botanical Artists

Sarah Simblet's book - "Botany for the Artist - is held in very high regard. You can see more books for artists in my new site about botany and botanical gardens for artists

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - READ MY REVIEW Book Review: Botany for the Artist

  • Amazon.com reviews: 4.9 out of 5 stars (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon UK: 4.9 out of 5 stars (27 customer reviews)

I value the fact this book is written by an artist, writer and lecturer who is an expert in drawing and communicating rather than a botanical artist. It means she brings a fresh and expert eye to the challenge of how to draw plants from a botanical perspective and an excellent approach to communicating the key messages. The quality of the text and illustrations is first class and the whole book provides a fresh perspective on botany for the artist while losing none of the fundamental and enduring truths of what's required of botanical illustration.

Botany for the Artist: An Inspirational Guide to Drawing Plants
Botany for the Artist: An Inspirational Guide to Drawing Plants

Published in February 2010 - 256 pages (hardback) published by Dorling Kindersley.

Author Dr Sarah Simblet teaches at the University of Oxford, has drawings in national and private collections, including the Royal Academy of Art, London and Ashmolean, Oxford and is the author of two excellent drawing books.

 

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      dougmccallum 3 years ago

      Love all of your lists! I recently got a copy of "The Essential Audrey Eagle: Botanical Art of New Zealand " by Audry Eagle. It is a recent publication (2013 and just became available in the USA this month) of her life's work. I've always wanted a really good copy of her "Eagle's Complete Trees and Shrubs of New Zealand" but didn't want to spend what was being asked for it.

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      Dhinesh2712 3 years ago

      A very helpful article..thanks..:)

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      Colin323 3 years ago

      I have a copy 'Irish Botanical Illustrators & Flower Painters' by Patricia Butler. It's an attractively illustrated book that illustrates the work of over 70 botanical artists living and working in Ireland over the last 200 years. Lovely colour plates.

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      PinkstonePictures 4 years ago from Miami Beach, FL

      Lots of bedtime reading here :-)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      In the USA, my recommendation as the best botanical art instruction book is "Botanical Portraits with Colored Pencils" by Ann Swan. In this brilliant book Ann gives away all her techniques and secrets in order to help other artists. She's amazing!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      The best Botanical art book I have ever read is "Botanical Painting with Coloured Pencils" by Ann Swan. She is an amazing artist and in her book she gives away all her secrets to help other artists.

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      Katherine Tyrrell 5 years ago from London

      @anonymous: Thanks for the comment. I've actually got this book and don't know quite why I'd left it out! I've taken the opportunity to have a tiny reorganisation so its' now included in a new section devoted to compendia of contemporary botanical artists

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Today's Botanical Artists (Schiffer Publishing) Kyer and Marcus: is a compendium of 65 North American Botanical artists. Published 2008.

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      BestRatedStuff 5 years ago

      I too love botanical art. You have put up a great lens with some really useful information.

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      Katherine Tyrrell 6 years ago from London

      @YsisHb: Possibly. I've taken a look at the one you're referencing and I thiunk it might be more appropriate for another lens I'm developing. I'll keep it in mind.

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      YsisHb 6 years ago

      I love botanical art and you have so much information in here! Would you like to take a look at a book by Greece's best botanical artist?

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      Nice collection of information for fans of botanical art books!Brenda

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      Nice lens. I like to read and I like to write book reviews. You did a nice job of it.LizzyThe Weekend Reader

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