The Society of Botanical Artists is delighted to announce that our first guest speaker in our series of online talks will be Lucy T Smith.
The talk will take place Thursday 3rd February 2022 19.00 – 20.00 GMT.
Lucy T Smith is an Australian botanical artist and illustrator, resident for the past twenty years in the UK. Since 2000, she has worked as a freelance botanical artist for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, producing botanical illustrations in both pen and ink, and watercolour.
She has received many awards for her artwork, including the Jill Smythies Award for Botanical Illustration (Linnean Society), two gold medals from the Royal Horticultural Society, and First Prize (twice) in the Margaret Flockton Award for Botanical Illustration. Her illustrations have been published in many scientific journals worldwide.
As well as illustrating, she leads the teaching of the botanical illustration programme at Kew Gardens. She has previously taught for The English Gardening School, and the Chelsea School of Botanical Art, as well as given workshops for many amateur and professional groups.
Lucy will talk about her path to becoming a professional illustrator and show us some work and background to her fabulous life-size illustration of the Victoria Amazonica leaf.