The Kew Book of Botanical Illustration (Hardback)


Kew’s foremost contemporary botanical artist Christabel King has been painting botanical art for 40 years at Kew, and in this book she explains both scientific botanical illustration and the looser botanical art. This book covers all aspects of botanical illustration, including the materials required, plant collecting and preserving, and drawing and painting techniques. The author discusses painting different plant specimens, from leaves, flowers, cactii and succulents, wildflowers and trees, to plant portraits for Curtis’s Botanical Magazine.


This accessible and authoritative account is both suitable for beginners as well as experienced artists, packed with beautiful, inspiring paintings and drawings.