I think this hellebore is White Spotted Lady. It's never flowered before this year, which is odd because all the others in the garden have failed to show. I'd just about given up on it but perhaps it liked the hard frost we had this year. Next up the crocus.
Welcome to my botanical art musings. Here you'll find information on drawing and painting with topics from art to science with a little history thrown in. About me: I've been a freelance artist/illustrator for most of my working life. I love to travel and illustrate species plants and teach Botanical art to the enthusiastic. I hold a BSc in Biology, a Diploma in Botanical Art and studied some IT. As part of my journey, I worked in education for a while before returning to painting full time, an experience that made me realise I was already what I wanted to be. I exhibit internationally with work in permanent collections at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation and the Sydney Florilegium, I’m also a Fellow of the Linnean Society.
This blog was born in 2008, the rationale was simple: to connect with other botanical artists and it worked! I met many like-minded people all over the world. Blogging motivates me and adds order to the slightly chaotic and solitary life of an artist. I hope I can keep painting and writing in 2020 and beyond. For info on my classes: www.botanicalart-online.com and website of my work www.diannesutherland.com