Botanical means relating to plant life, so botanical
illustration is the meeting point of art and science.
A botanical artist renders images that are true to natue in
an artistic and pleasing manner.
Botanical illustration stems from early cave drawings and can be seen
in some of the first books printed,
which included many illustrations of medicinal plants.
Botanical art is still popular and relevant today because contemporary
artists’are working to help preserve and document some of the
endangered species of our planet.
Linda Ericksen is a botanical artist based in California, who
works in watercolor, colored pencils, and pen and ink.
View her work in the Gallery pages and check out her workshops
on the Workshop page.