Sunday, 24 January 2010

New botanical art books for 2010

I'm very happy that I'm being sent some new botanical art books to review. It seems as if botanical art is maybe holding its own in the current economic climate after all judging by the number of new publications

The new publications are set out below

New Book

Publication Date

Botany for the Artist: An Inspirational Guide to Drawing Plants

Due to publish in February 2010 - 256 pages (hardback) published by Dorling Kindersley.
Author Dr Sarah Simblet teaches at the University of Oxford, has drawings in national and private collections, including the Royal Academy of Art, London and Ashmolean, Oxford and is the author of two excellent drawing books.

February 2010

Botanical Sketchbook

Due to publish in April 2010. This book has been developed from the sketchbook kept by Diploma student Mary Ann Scott. She was awarded a Distinction with her Diploma. My review copy has already arrived and a quick scan suggests it's simply splendid and an absolute must for Diploma students.

April 2010

Botanical Portraits with Colored Pencils

Due to publish in April 2010. The first ever botanical art book written specifically for coloured pencil artists. Author Ann Swan is a member of the Society of Botanical Artists and is the holder of four Gold Medals awarded by the Royal Horticultural Society

April 2010

Botanical Drawing in Color: A Basic Guide to Mastering Realistic Form and Naturalistic Color

Due to be published in July 2010 by Watson Guptill. Wendy Hollender is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists, the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators,and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium Society.

July 2010

You can see more botanical art books in The Best Botanical Art Books

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