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    Illustrating Bracken and Ferns

    Illustrating bracken and ferns may seem to be a really difficult job.  However, the challenge lies in the drawing, not in adding the colour. I recently completed an illustration of Bracken Pteridium aquilinum for a forthcoming Field Studies Council Guide to the flora of Woodlands.  I thought this was the perfect chance to explain the […] Read more

    Illustrating lower plants in a churchyard

    Natural history subjects to draw and paint abound.  Many relish the tranquility of the British churchyard.  The Field Studies Council know this, and have recently commissioned my botanical illustrations for a fold out chart. Lower plants love the damp stone of a churchyard.  You find many ferns across the UK in churchyards and cemeteries, including this Hart’s […] Read more

    Lizzie Harper