Marianne Hazlewood



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Arisaema ringens, ink shoots - 2017 - Japanese ink paste on Lambeth cartridge

Arisaema costatum, ink shoots - 2017 - Japanese ink paste on Lambeth cartridge

Arisaema consanguineum, ink shoots - 2017 - Japanese ink paste on Lambeth cartridge

Dropteris affinis, scaly male fern - 2013 - Watercolour on Fabriano 5

Phlebodium aureum, golden polypody - 2013 - Watercolour on Fabriano 5

Dropteris siboldii, Siebold's wood fern - 2014 - Watercolour on Fabriano 5


I am a botanical artist, a recent graduate with a diploma in Botanical Illustration from RBGE. Going forward, I am interested in developing a combination of my botanical illustration skills with contemporary and conceptual methods. I specialise in detail.

I usually grow my subjects/plants and learn their nature while I work with them. This leads to a deep connection and insight into their growing cycle that lends life and realism to my paintings and art work.

I am interested in connecting and working with botanists, horticulturalists, environmental scientists and other artists, and in taking on commission work. I am also looking forward to the new projects on my ever growing to do list.


I have been a graphic and web designer since 2001, working first for a local Edinburgh agency and then setting up my own business.

In 2007 I began evening classes in botanical illustration at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

I graduated with a Diploma in Botanical Illustration from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh on Friday 8th September 2017. I am now a Dip BI! I managed to achieve a distinction and received the Eve Bennett award for Botanical Illustration.

RBGE Diploma in Botanical Illustration, with distinction 2017
Eve Reid Bennett Award for Botanical Illustration 2017
Silver award “Fernation“ BISCOT 2014


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