Mary Crabtree



Living in Colorado, USA, 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.

Working in colored pencil, watercolor and graphite, Mary most enjoys illustrating native plants and wildflowers that have a rugged personality she appreciates and strives to depict.  Through her artwork she hopes to highlight the value of these flora in our planet’s ecosystems, focusing attention on the crucial interdependencies of nature.

Mary’s work has been exhibited in London at the Mall Galleries (SBA Plantae 2022) and the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, (ABA, digital exhibition), in New York at  Wave Hill (ASBA 23rd and 25th International Exhibitions), and in Colorado at the Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail (RMSBA), University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, Boulder (RMSBA), and Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs (RMSBA).



Instagram: @marycrabtreebotanicalartist