The Best Botanical Art and Illustration Instruction Books is the section on my website which I've devoted to developing a guide to the best instruction / "how to" books available for students and practitioners of botanical art and illustration.
There's an awful lot of books out there.
I hope you'll find my guide useful. Maybe bookmark it for later - or even link to it?
There's more below explaining how this guide to the best instruction books for botanical art and illustration actually works.
A guide to the best "how to" books for creating botanical art and illustration for students of botanical art and and those wishing to develop their knowledge and skills
What does this guide have to offer?
What I've tried to do is:
As a guide I've also included the average ratings out of 5 stars for each book (in the UK and USA). Plus a guide to how to interpret these ratings as they are various factors - detailed in my guide - that influence how many ratings a book has got to date.
Book Review: Botanical Illustration
Author: Valerie Oxley
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - This is an excellent manual for those who like their botanical art to lean towards illustration with a strong botanical slant.
This book differentiates itself by focusing on botany. It's very detailed and practical and consequently very helpful.
It provides lots of detailed facts, useful information, tips and techniques - doubtless derived from the author's many years of teaching botanical illustration and developing a diploma course.
For example, it includes
It's a sub-page of The Best Botanical Art Instruction Books in the Education Section.
Botany for the Artist: An Inspirational Guide to Drawing Plants
Author: Sarah Simblet
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - This is the best rated book on the market for those who want to understand more about
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 is required of botanical illustration.
The emphasis of this book is on:
It's a sub-page of The Best Botany Books for Botanical Artists and Illustrators in the Botany section.
This assignment has been designed and set out to help the students gain good botanical knowledge and observe important diagnostic features of their specimens.
Anne-Marie Evans MA FLS has been awarded an MBE for her services to Botanical Art and Education in the New Year Honours List published today.
MBE means 'Member of the British Empire'. The medal is generally presented at a formal ceremony - usually at Buckingham Palace.
This is awarded for a significant achievement or outstanding service to the community. An MBE is also awarded for local ‘hands-on’ service which stands out as an example to other people.
Below you can find an account of her achievements, appointments and awards in the field of Botanial Art
The English Gardening School was the first school to offer a serious, structured botanical art course based on historical and scientific traditions. The original course was devised, introduced and taught by Anne-Marie Evans
The Chelsea School of Botanical Art
Katherine Tyrrell writes about botanical art and artists and has followers all over the world.
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