Penny Brown - Botanical Artist

Penny Brown trained and worked as a theatre designer for ten years before an increasing love of painting and drawing led her to illustration. She works in watercolour, graphite and most recently, cut paper collage. She has illustrated many books on craft, textiles, design, natural history and gardening. She exhibits her botanical paintings and drawings with The Society of Botanical Artists in London, Frankfurt and Spain. She has won several awards, including the prestigious President's Prize at the SBA exhibition in 2015. She exhibits with The South West Society of Botanical Artists and opens her studio regularly for Dorset Art Weeks. She has recently written and illustrated a book on pencil drawing for Search Press. She looks forward to continuing her parallel careers in botanical art and illustration.


I tutor mainly one day workshops in graphite pencil botanical drawing and also botanical cut paper collage in various venues arond the South West. See my website for more details.

My classes are suitable for all skill levels, where you will recieve all the support you need to realize your creative ideas.

Workshops Listing for 2019;

Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum. 28th September 2019 - Drawing Autumn Berries and Seed Heads in Graphite Pencil. 30th November 2019 - Christmas Cards and Pictures in Cut Paper Collage.

Sculpture By The Lakes, Pallington Lakes, Dorchester. 1st and 2nd November 2019 - Beginners Botanical Drawing in Graphite Pencil. 14th March 2020 - Spring Flowers and Buds in Graphite Pencil.

Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts, Poundbury, Dorchester. Various one day and longer workshops in Graphite pencil drawing and collage throughout the year.

For more details and booking - see venue's websites.




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