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Most popular Botanical art books

The most popular Botanical art books currently available. Updated weekly.
A-Z of Flower Portraits: An Illustrated Guide to Painting 40 Beautiful Flowers in Watercolour
Learn how to paint 40 exquisite flower portraits in watercolour following Billy Showell's step-by-step instructions.
Shirley Sherwood Collection: Botanical Art Over 30 Years
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.
DIY Watercolor Flowers: The beginner's guide to flower painting for journal pages, handmade stationery and more
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.
Around the World in 80 Trees
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
Botanical Illustration from Life: A Visual Guide to Observing, Drawing and Painting Plants
Botanical artistry
An insight into the processes and techniques of botanical illustration by an award-winning artist and experienced tutor.
Marianne North: The Kew Collection
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.
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew - The Tropical Hothouse: The book that turns into a botanical paradise
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 Book of Botanical Illustration
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: Step-by-Step Realistic Line Drawing * A Sourcebook for Aspiring Artists and Designers
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.
Rosie Sanders' Roses: A celebration in botanical art
Over 80 stunning paintings and sketches of roses by award-winning artist Rosie Sanders, each accompanied by a letter about the flower.
Botanical Drawing: A Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Flowers, Vegetables, Fruit and Other Plant Life
A definitive artist's guide to drawing detailed and accurate plants, flowers and other vegetation in pencil.
Botanical Drawing using Graphite and Coloured Pencils
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.
Flower Box: 100 Postcards by 10 artists
von Martius. The Book of Palms
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...
Flora Magnifica: The Art of Flowers in Four Seasons
A tour de force, showcasing flowers in lush images that highlight the riotous colors and exuberant nature of their subject.
Apple Book
Joseph Banks' Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook's First Voyage
A compact edition of Joseph Banks' extraordinary botanical engravings of flora discovered on Captain Cook's first voyage.
Garden Eden. Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration
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.
Flower Garden
**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.
Alexander von Humboldt: And the Botanical Exploration of the Americas
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.
William Morris's Flowers
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.
Art of Botanical Painting
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.
Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration: An artist's guide to drawing and illustrating realistic flora, fauna, and botanical scenes from nature
Book of the Flower: Flowers in Art
Art of the Northern Renaissance: Courts, Commerce and Devotion
John Reeves: Pioneering Collector of Chinese Plants and Botanical Art
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.
Lucian Freud: Herbarium
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.
Watercolour Flower Portraits
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.
Botanical Illustration for Beginners: A Step-by-Step Guide
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
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.
Blooms by Nel Whatmore Wall Calendar 2020 (Art Calendar)
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.
In Bloom: A Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Lush Florals
A guide to drawing over 30 beautiful flowers from around the world, including common floral favourites and more exotic flowers.
Marianne North: A Very Intrepid Painter. Second edition.
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.
Orchid (Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew)
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.
Redoute. Selection of the Most Beautiful Flowers
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.
Raising a Forest
A personal story detailing an illustrator's love affair with trees and his attempts at raising them in his back garden.
Botanical Painting with Coloured Pencils
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.
Understanding the Flowering Plants: A Practical Guide for Botanical Illustrators
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
Drawing and Painting Plants is a practical manual on how to paint a vast range of plants in a wide range of media.
Botanical Drawing In Color
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.
Secret Language of Flowers: Notes on the hidden meanings of the Louvre's flowers
Botanical Illustration Course with the Eden Project: Drawing and watercolour painting techniques for botanical artists
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.
Collins 30 Minute Flowers in Watercolour
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.
Botanical Illustration
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.
How to Draw: Trees
A great book for anyone interested in this subject with simple step-by-step drawings and a fantastic selection of popular species.
Genus Cyclamen: Science, cultivation, art and culture
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:Botanical Paint
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.
Botanical Illustrator's Handbook
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.
RHS Exotic Notebook
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.