Jackie Isard



Jackie graduated with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design from Ravensbourne University in 1989. This was her career until a few years ago when she tried her hand at Botanical painting, now her present career. She is a self-taught artist passionate about flowering plants, nature wildflowers and pollinators. Painting the beauty of decaying plants is also one of her fortes. In her work she spends a great deal of time researching her subjects and studying their botany under a microscope to ensure she paints true botanical form. Her work is always very detailed and she strives for accuracy.

“I have a great love for nature and flowering plants, especially our native wildflowers. I am passionate about the protection of our declining meadows and the survival of our beloved bees.”

In 2014-2015 Jackie studied Garden Design and was awarded a Distinction.

Since 2016 Jackie has been recognised by the Society of Botanical Artists (SBA) and exhibited with them.

In 2016 Jackie was accepted by the Royal Horticultural Society to exhibit and is at present working on this project to show in 2020.

In 2017 Jackie was awarded a CBM (Certificate of Botanical Merit) for her painting ‘Vessels of Life’ exhibited at the SBA show.

In 2017 Jackie started teaching Botanical and Nature watercolour courses at venues in Bristol and at the University Bristol Botanic Gardens in 2018. Jackie very much enjoys teaching and the rewards it brings.

In 2018 her painting of Origanum marjorana was featured in the book ‘The Illustrated College Herbal – Plants from the Pharmacopoea Londinensis of 1618’ organised and published by Jane Knowles, Henry Oakley and Gillian Barlow

In 2019 Jackie was awarded Full membership with the SBA becoming an SBA Fellow.

In 2020 Jackie wrote a book about colour mixing called ‘Watercolour Mixing Techniques for Botanical Artists’ published by Crowood Press in March 2021

In 2020 Jackie started to write a small mini-book series. The first one launched in November ‘The Little Book of Watercolour for Beginner Botanical Artists’.


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