It has been announced that the renowned botanical artist and illustrator Lizzie Sanders GM passed away last week, age 70.
Born in London on 4 January 1950, she had lived in Edinburgh since 1983 - near to the Botanic Garden where she also taught botanical illustration to very many students. Anne Carlaw, the Chairperson of the Scottish Society of Botanical Artists announced her death via an email to members today.
In it she described Lizzie and her work as both an artist and as a teacher.
"many of us were fortunate to have been taught by Lizzie at the Botanics and even more of you will have been familiar with her stunning work.
It seemed appropriate to use as an example of her stunning botanical artwork, her painting of Sutherland Kale - produced for Flora Scotia and published - as a feature image - in Scottish Plant Lore
Favourites are always bold, structural plants which themselves make a grand statement and which lead to careful, sometimes unconventional, composition.
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Artwork by Lizzie Sanders
Hazel Morris passed away peacefully yesterday morning. This is a post which aims to remember her - with words from her SSBA colleagues and friends and Hazel herself plus my thanks for the help she gave me.
Yesterday I received a very sad email from Kathy Munro, Secretary of the Scottish Society of Botanical Artists .
It is with great sadness that I inform you of the death of Hazel Forsyth Morris who passed away peacefully this morning in St Columba’s Hospice.
I began my adult working life as a Home Economics teacher, and painted in watercolours, mainly landscapes, as a hobby and a way of relaxing.
Hazel was a perennial member of the weekly botanical art class in Falkirk held by Fiona Strickland and Robert McNeill.
I received a contribution (below) from Fiona this morning - plus photos of:
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