Reinhild Raistrick

Biography

Reinhild is a qualified teacher and an experienced Botanical Artist. She was born and spent her childhood in Tanzania, where she later returned to record the flowers of the equatorial rainforest. This led on to an illustrated monograph on the genus Saintpaulia entitled ‘African Violets’. Her paintings were purchased by Kew for their permanent collection and her work features in Curtis’s Botanical Magazine.

She is a member of the East Anglian Iceni Botanical Artists, who are recording the rare Breckland Flora. She has illustrated for Plant Life and for Cambridge University Botanic Garden, where she runs courses in botanical painting. She also tutors on the SBA Diploma Course.

She enjoys illustrating plants from one genus or from one geographical region. Over the years she has completed the following series:

Flowers of the African Rainforest – RHS Gold medal 1992
Wild Orchids of East Anglia           – RHS Gold medal 1994
Fritillaries CUBG Collection           – RHS Gold medal 1996
Wild Flowers Spili Plateau Crete   – RHS Grenfell medal 1998
Galanthus Species and Cultivars  – RHS Gold medal 2000

She recently completed two painting projects : The national collection of Alpine Campanula and Tulip species from the CUBG rare collection. She is now working on a series of the Codonopsis family.
 She regularly holds exhibitions of her work in Bury St Edmunds.
2015 saw her 15th major exhibition in the town.

Contact Details

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