Shevaun Doherty is a botanical artist living in Dublin.
It was whilst living in Egypt that she first began painting in watercolours. Inspired by the flora of the Middle East, she enrolled in the SBA distance learning diploma course, graduating in 2012 with distinction, and becoming a full member in 2014. Since then she has exhibited regularly in Dublin, London and Frankfurt. Always keen to encourage others to paint, Shevaun will be a tutor for the SBA DLDC in 2016.
Shevaun received a Highly Commended for her painting of Phoenix dactylifera (Ripening dates) at the SBA exhibition in 2012. She won two golds and a silver medal at Bloom Botanical Art in Dublin (2014, 2015). In 2014 her painting of Cyperus prolifer Lam (Dwarf papyrus on papyrus) was selected for the prestigious ‘Fresh Water’ exhibition at the Gaiás Museum, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Her work has been included in a number of publications, most notably the SBA’s ‘Handbook of Plant Forms for Botanical Artists’, and Katherine Tyrrell’s ‘Sketching 365’.
Using art to raise awareness about conservation is something that she feels passionate about, and recently designed the cover image and logo for The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan.