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Member Books

Books Written and/or Illustrated or Co-illustrated by Members of The Society of Botanical Artists

  • Julia Trickey SBA Fellow

    Released on the 21 of January 2019

    Get up close to the beauty and detail of nature through the artwork of award-winning UK artist, Julia Trickey. See how ordinary and sometimes overlooked subjects, such as leaves and fading flowers, can be centre stage and come to life in this beautiful showcase of some of Julia’s best-loved botanical watercolours.

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  • Ros Franklin SBA Fellow

    A Coming of Age – Celebrating 18 years of Botanical Painting by the Eden Project Florilegium Society
    “This book celebrates the work of the first 18 years of the Eden Project Florilegium Society, fondly called the ‘Flori’ by all its members.
    Each artist donates their time and paintings generously to the archives and the Trustees of the Eden Project, and I have never felt that words alone could thank them enough. So I have put this book together with my love and gratitude, for the very special people that I have been privileged to know and call friends during my time with the ‘Flori’.
     Ros – Chairman of the ‘Flori’ from Jan 2012 – March 2019.
    All Royalties will be donated to the ‘Flori’ once costs are met – Ros makes no profit at all from this book.
    ISBN: 978-1-909747-36-4
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    For a signed copy please contact Ros directly by email:  [email protected]
  • Penny Brown SBA Fellow

    Botanical Drawing
    A Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Flowers, Vegetables, Fruit and other Plant Life in graphite pencils.

    Now used as a text book for the SBA DLDC.

    Released in Jan. 2018

    Search Press. ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782212607

  • Gael Sellwood PSBA

    The Measure Of The Year: Seasons In An Artist’s Garden

    This hard cover book features about 150 paintings by RHS Gold Medal winning botanical and natural history artist Gael Sellwood. Following study in art and botanical illustration she has gone on to capture the plants and other objects from her conservation garden and the local landscape in meticulous detail on paper or vellum. The evocative text follows the seasons, month by month, and features a short technical section about painting on vellum.

    Released in 2018

  • Christina Hart-Davies FSBA

    Marking the 800th anniversary of the Forest Charter, award-winning botanical artist Christina Hart-Davies celebrates our long relationship with trees. Since pre-historic times they have provided us with shelter, fuel, medicine, food and even the air we breathe. They have tanned leather, dyed cloth and made everything from cathedrals to clothes-pegs. We have told stories about them, admired their magnificent beauty and woven them into our spiritual lives. Following A Wild Plant Year, which recorded the folklore and cultural history of our native wildflowers, in The Greenwood Trees Christina looks at the history, folklore and virtues of our native trees – and a few well-known introductions too – all illustrated with her exquisitely detailed watercolour paintings.

    Released in 2018.

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  • Valerie Baines FSBA

    Classic Sketchbook. BOTANICALS. Secrets of observational drawing.
    Learn to draw beautiful flowers from the old masters with some help from Classic Sketchbook: Botanicals. Improve your skills by learning techniques on one page, and practicing on the next page.

    ISBN 978-1-63159-139-6  Rockport.

    Released in 2017

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  • Simon Williams SBA Fellow

    Botanical Painting with Gouache

    Botanical Painting in Gouache is full of practical advice on all aspects of using the exciting medium of gouache and contains many step-by-step demonstration paintings. In addition to the sumptuous flower paintings there are also sections on painting butterflies, birds and exotic and unusual plants from the rainforest.

    Released in 2016

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  • Christina Hart-Davies FSBA

    Lavishly illustrated with Christina s vibrant watercolours, A Wild Plant Year explores the cultural history, folklore and medicinal or household uses of many of Britain s bestloved wild plants. It takes us through a country year waymarked by special days such as Easter, Mothering Sunday, Hallowe’en and Winter Solstice and features the native flowers and plants traditionally associated with each festival or season.

    Released in 2016

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  • Sue Vize SBA Fellow

    Botanical Drawing using Graphite and Coloured Pencils

    Written and illustrated by Sue Vize SBA Fellow

    • ISBN-10: 1785001590
    • ISBN-13: 978-1785001598
    • Signed copies can be requested by email to [email protected]

    Publisher:  Crowood Press

    Release Date:   June 2016

  • Billy Showell PSBA

    Botanical Painting in Watercolour

    There is expert guidance on tools and materials, working from life, observation, and drawing and painting techniques, as well as detailed sections on pattern, texture, and colour and colour mixing. With numerous step-by-step studies, close-up photographs and examples of Billy’s exquisite paintings

    Released in 2016

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  • Anna Mason SBA Fellow

    The Modern Flower Painter: Creating Vibrant Botanical Portraits in Watercolour

     In this book, she shares her innovative watercolour technique so that you can paint flowers in her clean, crisp style. The book covers every aspect of painting modern botanical-style portraits of flowers, from tips on gathering your reference to Anna’s six stage watercolour process.

    Released in 2014

  • Jill Winch SBA Fellow

    Drawing Flowers Book
    Arcturus Publishing Ltd 2014
    ISBN: 978-1-78212-625-6
    Artist and Author – Jill Winch

    Released June 2014

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  • Penny Brown SBA Fellow

    How to Draw Garden Flowers
    Search Press. 2013.   ISBN:9781844488797

    Other published work includes:

    An Illustrated Identifier and Encyclopedia: Wild Flowers and Flora
    Lorenz Books. 2014. ISBN:0754830292
    The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Butterflies and Moths
    Sally Morgan. Lorenz Books. 2012. ISBN:0754818845
    Wildlife Habitats for your Garden
    Josie Briggs. GMC Publications 2011. ISBN: 9781861088611.
    The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Insects
    Martin Walters. Lorenz Books 2010. ISBN: 0754819094
    The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Freshwater Fish and River Creatures
    Daniel Gilpin. Lorenz Books 2009. ISBN: 0754817644
    Success with Acid Loving Plants
    Graham Clarke. GMC Publications 2008. ISBN: 9781861084941
    The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Wild Flowers and Flora of the Americas
    Martin Walters and Mick Lavelle. Lorenz Books 2007. ISBN: 0754817504
    The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Marine Fish and Sea Creatures
    Amy-Jane Beer and Derek Hall. Lorenz Books 2007. ISBN: 0754817253
    Success with Roses
    Graham Clarke. GMC Publications 2007. ISBN: 9781861084644
    The World Encyclopedia of Wild Flowers and Flora
    Mick Lavelle. Lorenz Books 2006. ISBN: 0754814963
    Success with Organic Fruit
    Yvonne Cuthbertson. GMC Publications 2006. ISBN: 1861084838
    Success with Organic Vegetables
    Yvonne Cuthbertson. GMC Publications 2006. ISBN: 1861084781
    Success with Herbs
    Yvonne Cuthbertson. GMC Publications 2006. ISBN: 1861084129
    Floral Borders and Motifs
    Search Press 2005. ISBN: 1844481212.
    Wildlife Gardening
    Chrysalis Books 2005.
    The Successful Conservatory
    Joan Phelan. GMC Publications 2002. ISBN: 1861082223
    Beginners’ Guide to Herb Gardening
    Yvonne Cuthbertson. GMC Publications 2001. ISBN: 1861081987

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  • Elisabeth Dowle SBA Fellow

    Auriculas Through The Ages
    ISBN 978 1 84797 249 1
    Hardback £19.95
    184 pages 246 x 189mm

    Released in 2011

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    Other published works include:

    A Field Guide to Crops
    G. de Rougemont. Collins 1989 (Co-artist)
    The new RHS Dictionary of Gardening
    Macmillan 1992 (Co-artist)
    The Book of Apples
    Dr. Joan Morgan. Ebury 1993 (Artist)
    Orchids
    Peter Arnold. Cassell 1993 (Artist)
    The Herb Bible
    Peter McHoy. Quarto 1994 (Artist)
    Violas and Violettas
    Rodney Fuller. Harper Collins 1994 (Artist)
    Fuchsias
    John Ridding. Harper Collins 1994 (Artist)
    A Taste of Honey
    Jane Charlton. Chartwell Books 1995 (Co-artist)
    A Dash of Mustard
    Katy Holder. Chartwell Books 1995 (Co-artist)
    Your Backyard Wildlife Year
    Marcus Schneck. Rodale 1996 (Co-artist)
    Your Backyard Herb Garden
    Miranda Smith. Rodale 1997 (Co-artist)
    Complimentary Therapies
    Peter Albright. Quarto 1997 (Co-artist)
    A Pinch of Herbs
    Katy Holder. Chartwell Books 1997 (Co-artist)
    The New Oxford Book of Food Plants
    John Vaughan. Oxford University Press 1997 (Co-artist)
    Bulbs in Bloom
    Peter Arnold. Laurel Glen Press 1999
    The New Book of Apples
    Dr. Joan Morgan and Allison Richards. Ebury Press 2002
    A Field Guide to Crops
    G. de Rougemont. Collins 1989 (Co-artist)
    The new RHS Dictionary of Gardening
    Macmillan 1992 (Co-artist)

  • Billy Showell PSBA

    Watercolour Flower Portraits
    Billy Showell. Search Press Ltd (Jun 2006) ISBN 1844480666

    Released in 2006.

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  • Bridgette James SBA Fellow

    Lobsters and crabs in Collins Pocket Guide to the Seashore of Britain and Northern Europe published in 1996.
    Plants to Transform your Garden, Cassell

    My First Encyclopaedia (Kingfisher/La Rousse)
    Center Parcs seed booklet Plant Life, Flower Power

    Find Out More, Eagle Moss, a children’s encyclopedia
    The Art of Botanical Painting, Harper Collins

    ‘The Wildlife Trusts Guide to Wild Flowers’ Published by New Holland to the list of my books. It was first published in 2002 but there have been several reprints since then. It is still available on Amazon.

    Wildlife Detectives’ Handbook
    Publisher: Miles Kelly Publishing (Artist)

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  • Susan Hillier FSBA

    The Complete Handbook of Garden Plants
    Michael Wright. Michael Joseph/ Rainbird ISBN 07181 23077 (Co-artist)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    A.A. Balkema/ Rotterdam (Prepared at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew) ISBN 90 6191 3128 (Co-artist)
    The Contained Garden
    Beckett, Carr, Stevens. Sphere Books ISBN 07221 15512 (Co-artist)
    The Organic Gardener
    Bob Flowerdew. Hamlyn ISBN 0600 57461 X (Artist for Plant Illustrations)

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  • Valeries Baines FSBA

    The Naturalist’s Garden
    John Feltwell. Ebury Press 1987 ISBN 0 85223 661 1 (Artist)
    The Story of Silk
    John Feltwell. Alan Sutton 1990 ISBN 0 86299 611 2 (Artist)
    Glorious Butterflies
    Butterfly Conservation 1993 ISBN 1 0 9512452 8 7 (Artist)
    Mindful of Butterflies
    Bernard Jackson. The Book Guild 1999 ISBN 1 85776 339 4 (Artist)
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