Throughout the history of botany, scientific illustration has been an essential component of cataloging and studying the world's plants. Botanical Art & Artists offers visitors an in-depth compendium of resources and information on botanical art and illustration that casual enthusiasts, aspiring artists, and academic botanists all can appreciate. This well-organized, comprehensive website includes informative sections on the history of botanical illustration and on the top contemporary botanical artists and illustrators from around the world (organized by continent). Those interested in acquiring botanical drawing or painting skills would do well to peruse the education and materials sections, while professional botanical artists should check out the exhibitions and groups sections. Readers from all backgrounds can benefit from the botany and gardens sections, where they will find useful information on topics such as plant morphology, ways to record or document plants, and botanic gardens and herbaria around the world. Readers will also find abundant links to other relevant external resources throughout the site. Botanical Art & Artists is created and maintained by Katherine Tyrrell, a UK-based writer and artist with a background in education.
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