Most popular Botanical art books
The most popular Botanical art books currently available. Updated weekly.
Learn how to paint 40 exquisite flower portraits in watercolour following Billy Showell's step-by-step instructions.
This book is a celebration of the Shirley Sherwood Collection of contemporary botanical art, made over a period of 30 years by Dr Shirley Sherwood and considered the most important private collection of its kind in the world.
Learn to paint beautiful watercolor flowers in simple steps with this free and easy approach to watercolor painting for beginners. Marie Boudon's beautifully presented creative course will give you a good grounding in this new-to-you medium and teach you all you need to know to get started with painting flowers in watercolor.
Trees are one of humanity's most constant and most varied companions. From India's sacred banyan tree to the fragrant cedar of Lebanon, they offer us sanctuary and inspiration - not to mention the raw materials for everything from aspirin to maple syrup
An insight into the processes and techniques of botanical illustration by an award-winning artist and experienced tutor.
Marianne North was a remarkable Victorian traveller and painter, who traversed the globe recording the world's flora with her paintbrush and writing her experiences in her journal. In 1879 she offered her painting collection numbering over 800 to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and at her own expense built a gallery to house them.
Describes over 50 tropical plants, telling the stories of their origins and features - each accompanying illustration presses out of the page, transforming your book into a work of art.
Kew is eminent worldwide in botanical science and preservation, and Christabel King is their foremost botanical artist. Here she explains botanical art and illustration, covering materials, collecting plant material, drawing and painting techniques, magnification, and painting leaves, flowers, cactii and succulents, wildflowers, trees and plates for Curtis's Botanical magazine.
Draw Like an Artist: 100 Flowers and Plants features 600-plus step-by-step drawings of florals, leaves, vines, succulents, and more, along with helpful drawing tips.
Over 80 stunning paintings and sketches of roses by award-winning artist Rosie Sanders, each accompanied by a letter about the flower.
A definitive artist's guide to drawing detailed and accurate plants, flowers and other vegetation in pencil.
Drawing with graphite and coloured pencils enables you to capture every detail of a plant, and to enjoy, study and celebrate their forms. This book introduces and explains the drawing skills behind the art. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of the plant, working upwards from the root system to include the stem, leaves, flowers and fruit.
After an epic Amazonian journey through Brazil and Peru, German botanist von Martius compiled an unsurpassed catalogue of all known genera of palm. This exquisite encyclopedic treasury is a jewel of 19th-century botany, as remarkable for its meticulous classification, as it is for its maps, color landscapes, and cross-sectioned diagrams showing...
A tour de force, showcasing flowers in lush images that highlight the riotous colors and exuberant nature of their subject.
A compact edition of Joseph Banks' extraordinary botanical engravings of flora discovered on Captain Cook's first voyage.
Art meets science in this beautiful catalogue of botanical illustration. Drawn from the archives of the National Library of Vienna, these exquisite color reproductions range from 6th-century manuscripts to 19th-century masterpieces and celebrate both the skill of botanical artists and the abundance of natural flora.
**A BEAUTIFUL NEW SERIES FOR NATURE LOVERS** This lavish book displays and describes the characteristics of more than 50 varieties of flower. Exquisite botanical illustrations accompany a lyrical text by nature writer and botanist Michael Scott.
Now available in a new edition, this gorgeously illustrated book showcases botanical masterpieces by Alexander von Humboldt, one of history's great scientists and explorers.
A beautiful and informative gift book devoted to designs by William Morris that incorporate flowers--a central motif in his oeuvre and one that played a part in the majority of his designs.
This is the definitive instructional guide to the art of botanical illustration, published in association with The Society of Botanical Artists and featuring detailed step-by-step demonstrations by members of the Society.
Sixty images from the RHS Reeves Collection, a hauntingly beautiful collection of Chinese botanical artwork and an insight into what life was like as an East India Company tea inspector in early nineteenth-century China.
As intimate and meticulous as his revered portraits, Lucian Freud's magnificent paintings and drawings of plant life are gathered for the first time in book form.
Learn how to paint exquisite flower portraits in watercolour, following Billy Showell's highly detailed, step-by-step instructions. Packed with stunning pictures and technical advice, this book is truly inspirational.
Over 50 step-by-step exercises to guide you through the botanical illustration process in simple, easy-to-follow stages. Includes composition, drawing, painting techniques and colour.
Flora Japonica is a beautiful celebration of modern Japanese botanical art, featuring 80 specially commissioned botanical paintings of Japanese wild plants, contributed by 30 of the country's best contemporary artists.
This calendar is a collection of the beautiful floral works of contemporary artist Nel Whatmore. In utilising numerous types of materials including oils and pastels, Nel creates canvases bursting with beautiful colour and texture. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
A guide to drawing over 30 beautiful flowers from around the world, including common floral favourites and more exotic flowers.
This is the story of Marianne North, an unmarried middle-aged Victorian lady of comfortable means, who set off in 1871 on her first expedition to make a pictorial record of the tropical and exotic plants of the world.
Produced in association with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, this collection of 40 orchids tells the many intriguing stories of this beguiling plant. It is enhanced with botanical illustrations by the great orchid artists, 40 of which have also been selected be included as prints and presented in a handsome collector's box.
Meet Pierre-Joseph Redoute, official court draftsman to Queen Marie Antoinette, favorite of Josephine Bonaparte, and master of botanical drawing. This collection brings together 144 of his hand-colored engravings of branches, flowers, and fruits from Paris's most magnificent gardens and greenhouses.
A personal story detailing an illustrator's love affair with trees and his attempts at raising them in his back garden.
This beautifully illustrated book is the first practical step-by-step guide to using coloured pencils in botanical painting and is written by Ann Swan, one of the top exponents of the genre.
To study a plant in detail is to make a fascinating journey of discovery. Even plants we think we know well will often surprise us as we look at the intricacy of their structure and how they are put together. This book explains what flowering plants are and their relationship to other groups of plants.
Drawing and Painting Plants is a practical manual on how to paint a vast range of plants in a wide range of media.
Deals with the art of botanical drawing. This book is suitable for both aspiring and more experienced artists seeking scientific accuracy and the illusion of 3-dimension in their botanical artwork. It places an emphasis on close observation of plants and their life cycle, so that readers can deepen their understanding of the natural world.
This bestselling botanical illustration title new in paperback. Devised by experienced teacher and award-winning artist Rosie Martin, this course is based on the botanical illustration course taught at the highly acclaimed Eden Project in Cornwall.
This practical and inspirational guide, in a handy sketchbook format, is aimed at the practised beginner and shows how to paint successful flowers in watercolours in just 30 minutes - ideal for the busy amateur artist.
Offers an introduction to the marrying of art and science in the aesthetic and accurate portrayal of plant material. This book deals with the practical art and the related botany of the subject.
A great book for anyone interested in this subject with simple step-by-step drawings and a fantastic selection of popular species.
This monograph is the definitive guide to cyclamen, with every aspect of the genus revealed, written in an informative but accessible way, and will appeal to a wide audience, namely gardeners, growers, botanists, botanical art enthusiasts, and cyclamen enthusiasts.
Colours of Nature is the perfect companion for anyone who is puzzled by the seemingly unpredictable behaviour of the paints on their palette, as well as those who would like their watercolour paintings to look fresher and livelier.
Takes a look at how to accurately portray the riches of the botanical world. This book tackles and explains many of the difficulties that artists encounter so they can extend and expand their choice of subject matter. It offers new insights and a fresh approach to the wonders of botanical illustration.
This beautiful Exotic notebook is covered with real silk cloth and includes a ribbon marker. Containing four colour images of exotic flowers and birds from the world-famous RHS Lindley Library, this decorative lined notebook makes the perfect gift.