Janet Pope SBA, CPGFS, FLS


Janet graduated from the Royal College of Art London in 1973, followed by a British Council Scholarship for 18 months to study traditional textile arts and crafts in Romania. Returning to England, she started a knitwear company, then a special-interest tour company, followed by a womens’ tailoring business. In 2009 Janet joined a local botanical painting class, which led to the SBA Distance Learning Diploma Course graduating in 2012, and her current interest in botanical painting.

Janet lives and works in rural Herefordshire; her gardens, orchards and hedgerows provide an endless and varied supply of fruits, vegetables and flowers which she uses as painting subjects. Janet works mainly in watercolour, and endeavours to supply accurate botanical information into her paintings whether for exhibitions, commercial projects or commissions.  Janet is currently working towards an RHS submission, and is a Member of the Institute for Analytical Plant Illustration, Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society, and is a Fellow of the Linnean Society.

Exhibition History

Society of Botanical Artists Annual Exhibition, London: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
SBA / Luton Hoo Exhibition: 2013
SBA / Palmengarten Frankfurt Exhibition: 2014


SBA Certificate of Botanical Merit: 2012, 2014
SBA Daler-Rowney Choice Award: 2013
SBA / deJager Bulb Catalogue Cover: 2013

Contact Details

Web: http://www.janetpope.co.uk
Email: [email protected]