From the frozen north to the steamy jungles: present day botanical illustration in Oxford

19 May 2017 1.00pm 1.45pm


Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)


Rosemary Wise, Botanical Illustrator


Janet Walwyn | 01865 287156


In this lecture, Rosemary Wise will discuss some highlights of her long career as a travelling botanical illustrator, a career that has taken her from the far north of Lapland to the jungles of Malaysia.

She will also speak about the role of the contemporary botanical illustrator, and her recent experience using the eighteenth century materials and techniques of Ferdinand Bauer in order to create her own painting of fritillaries for the 'Painting by numbers' display.

Rosemary Wise has been botanical illustrator for the department of Plant Sciences at Oxford since 1965, and is also an Associate at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Her work has appeared in over sixty publications, including her own book, A Fragile Eden: Portraits of the Endemic Flowering Plants of the Granitic Seychelles. She estimates that she has drawn over 14,000 species in her fifty-year career.


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