Denise Heywood


I have painted all my life, but I initially trained in textile design; studying at Manchester and Loughborough universities.

After completing my degree I worked for many years as a freelance illustrator  for major publishing companies worldwide in the field of fine art prints,  greeting cards and associated products.

I was elected a full member  of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers in 2009 and exhibit annually with the society at the Mall Galleries, London.

I have exhibited at Llewellyn Alexander ( Fine Paintings) Ltd, London for Many years, winning the Llewellyn Alexander Masters Award for the most outstanding set of 6 Miniature Paintings of fruit and china at an exhibition of 800 paintings. I exhibit in America with The Miniature Art Society of Florida.

In 2013 I submitted paintings for the first time to the Society of  Botanical Artists annual exhibition, and in 2015 was elected a Full Member.

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation  acquired my painting of pomegranates for their permanent collection in 2015 ; this will be exhibited at the 15th International Exhibition of Botanical Art  at the Hunt Library, Carnegie Mellon University, USA  in 2016.

I am inspired by nature , particularly the countryside where I live in Shropshire.

I paint in watercolour on paper or vellum.

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