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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Pen and Ink - Timeless and Elegant

(Narcissus by Suzanne Stutzman)

In the beginning of March we had the privilege to host Lucy Smith from Kew, U.K. to teach two pen and ink workshops in our School. She has been producing illustrations for the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew since 1999 and we can frequently see her plates in the Curtis's Botanical Magazine. She also teaches botanical illustration at Kew Gardens, the Chelsea Physics garden and the Chelsea School of Botanical Art. 
During her visit in Colorado, Lycy also had a Cafe Botanique talk about her adventures on the footsteps of Sydney Parkinson and received the fourth Honorary Sydney Parkinson Award. For her work she has received numerous awards, including two gold medals from Royal Horticultural Society, The Margaret Flockton Award for Excellence in Botanical illustration (2014) and the Jill Smythies Award from the Linnean Society of London (2004).
Please see some images from our workshop by clicking here.

(Lycy Smith)

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