Marianne North is considered one of the most dedicated and famous botanical artists of all time. She worked as an itinerant artist and biologist, traveling around the globe and capturing truly exotic scenes. With her use of bright and vivid colors, North's paintings are sure to stand out! The stunning detail she produced in her work contributed greatly to the worlds of art and science, allowing us to see just what she saw in her extensive and exciting travels.
Marianne North was born in England in the 1830s. Perhaps one of the most famous botanical painters ever, she was also a biologist. She made great contributions to science while traveling around the globe as an itinerant painter. She visited seventeen countries on six continents to paint the strange and interesting plants she encountered. At least four of the plants that she painted were new to the scientific world and named after her. Many of her works now reside in her gallery in the corner of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
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