Anneli Frisk

Anneli lives in the countryside in Torshälla, Sweden. She studied technical illustration and Information Design at Mälardalen University in the 1990’s. For several years, she’s been working as a freelancing illustrator and graphic designer for publishing, advertising, and other printed publications. Her inspiration for her illustrations and painting comes from growing her own flowers and vegetables and spending time in her garden. In 2017, she completed the Distance Learning Diploma Course at the Society of Botanical Artists with Distinction. At the Plantae of 2021, she was awarded Best use of paper of the Vintage Paper Company and was also rewarded an Exhibiting Excellence and a Certificate of Botanical Merit at the same exhibition. Her most recent work includes illustrations of Swedish flowers on stamps for… Read more

Jenny Gartside

Having grown up on a Smallholding in the Fens of East Anglia, living close to nature, I’ve always had a love of the natural world and its flora and fauna. As a young adult I learned jewellery making and silversmithing at The Sheffield College, but it wasn’t until completing a degree as a mature student in Countryside management some years later that I was able to combine my love of the natural world with jewellery making. I started my own jewellery business in 2014 and have found my interest increasingly pulled towards botanical and wildlife subjects with a focus on native UK species. I work mainly in silver and natural gemstones, making everything by hand from my home workshop in Buxton, Derbyshire, and I specialise… Read more

Mary Crabtree

Living in Colorado, USA, and previously a virologist, Mary began studying botanical illustration in 2017 and earned the Denver Botanic Gardens School of Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate with Distinction in 2021. She is currently studying in the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh Diploma Online course and has been accepted by the Royal Horticultural Society to exhibit work at a future RHS show. In addition to SBA Mary is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists, the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists, and the Association of Botanical Artists. Mary is fascinated by the intricacies of plants, the interplay of form and function. Working in colored pencil, watercolor and graphite, she enjoys illustrating native plants/wildflowers that have a rugged personality she appreciates and strives… Read more

Icka Gavrilla

I’m a fashion designer from Yogyakarta, Indonesia. I graduated from Raffles Design Institute Malaysia as “The Best Student of The Year” and received a scholarship to continue my Fashion Design study at Raffles Design Institute Singapore. Because of the pandemic & lockdown I had lots of time to paint & I decided to learn watercolour. I’ve been in love with botanical art since 2021 and I can’t stop painting botanicals since then. – CONTACT – Instagram: @sweettoothdoodler 

Marianne Hazlewood

Marianne Hazlewood lives in the Scottish Borders, previously a graphic designer, she graduated with a Diploma in Botanical Illustration from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) in 2017, receiving a Distinction and the Eve Reid Bennett Prize. She works on paintings and illustrations for competition, exhibition and for commission, she also tutors on the RBGE online Diploma in Botanical Illustration. Marianne’s Arisaema watercolour series won Gold at the RHS London Botanical Art and Photography Show and at BISCOT in 2019. Following this, the Botanical Artist (ASBA), featured an article on her series of Arisaema in Japanese ink paste. She took on a commission to illustrate a newly discovered Arisaema, currently known as Arisaema sp. nov.  In August 2020 the RBGE Florilegium acquired this scientific illustration.… Read more

Carolyn Jenkins

Carolyn lives in London and France. She studied art and graphic design at St Martins School of Art in London and Bath Academy of Art. For several years she has worked as an illustrator for publishing, advertising and graphic design companies contributing to several publications. She also works as a gardener, painting plants and flowers in watercolour brings together her love of art and gardening.  Her inspiration for painting comes from growing her own plants, providing fascinating material to illustrate, from the forming of buds to the developing seedpods. In 2011, she studied for a diploma in Botanical Painting at the English Gardening School for which she was awarded ‘Distinction’ and ‘Best Student’.  She has won two RHS medals for her botanical paintings at the Royal Horticultural Society’s… Read more