News Stories from June 2015

Scientific Illustrator Out and About: National Botanic Garden of Wales's Foraging Weekend

Story posted: 26. June 2015 by Lizzie Harper

Recently my botanical illustrations have appeared in The Garden Forager by Adele Nozedar , and we wre honoured to be invited to the National Botanic Gardens of Wales to celebrate its launch and take part in a foraging weekend .

The event was based in the glorious glasshouse , and I have rarely been prouder of my stall than I was this time.  Anything looks phenomenal in such a setting, and I'd been given plenty of space to show my work, demonstrate what I do, and encourage visitors to try their hand at botanical illustration.



Space for my illustrations, teaching,…

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Natural History Illustrator Out & About: Crickhowell Art Trail

Story posted: 12. June 2015 by Lizzie Harper

It's been a busy few weeks for a natural history illustrator and botanical artist; Hay Festival, demonstrating at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales (more of which next week), and illustrating and meeting the public during Crickhowell Art Trail.

Bookish , a wonderful independent book shop in Crickhowell, asked me to be their artist in residence over the bank holiday weekend, when this bustling and delicious little town is crammed with visitors on the trail of art.



My natural history illustrations in the window of Bookish, Crickhowell

The reason why Bookish…

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Botanical Illustration: Invasive Plant Species

Story posted: 4. June 2015 by Lizzie Harper

Natural history illustrators have to do natural science and botanical illustrations of both beneficial and of problematic species.

Many times, the reason a plant or animal is causing problems within an ecosystem is because it doesn’t belong in that system; it’s not evolved in equilibrium with the other species there, and thus can out-compete them.  In many cases this is because it’s been introduced from another part of the world and subsequently invades; hence the terms “invasive” and “introduced “ species.

This blog will look at three of the most problematic invasive plant…

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