An exhibition of contemporary botanical illustrations from SSA Artist Member Marianne Hazlewood. Hazlewood’s work features shade loving ferns and exotic arisaema, grown both indoors and in her custom-built shady bed in her Edinburgh colony garden. 

Hazlewood is an RHS and BISCOT Gold award-winner who specialises in detail. She creates photorealistic depictions of the plants with which she works to demonstrate the structures, patterns and tones within her specimens. She creates modern botanical illustrations in various media including watercolour, Japanese ink paste and screenprint. Each media offers a different refinement on a close observational process.

Her small garden which was featured on BBC 2’s Gardeners’ World, is central to her work and has provided a place to grow, observe and document her plants over multiple seasons to create the botanical pieces in this exhibition.

6 – 24 October 2020

The Open Eye Gallery | 34 Abercromby Place | Edinburgh | EH3 6QE

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Arisaema cilliatum ink shoots – Japanese ink paste on Lambeth cartridge.
Marianne Hazlewood
Marianne Hazlewood
Asplenium nidus, watercolour. Marianne Hazlewood
Arisaema ringens, screenprint. Marianne Hazelwood


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