The Plant Review artist in residence entries

Launched in June 2023, the inaugural The Plant Review artist in residence competition attracted some fantastic entries. The prize for the winner, judged in October, is a £1,000 commission to illustrate the frontispiece, which opens each of the four issues of The Plant Review in 2024.

Our winner: Caroline Buckley

Late summer flowers

Caroline Buckley completed an Art Foundation Course at Derby University and taught Geography and Environmental Science for 30 years before retiring and pursuing her interest in botanical art. In 2023 she completed the Society of Botanical Artists' Diploma, gaining a Distinction and the Award for Excellence. She uses coloured pencils as her favoured medium as she appreciates the depth of colour that can be achieved while incorporating the accurate details necessary for botanical illustration.

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