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About the Illustrations

In my Plantopia section and peppered in other parts of the site, I have used beautiful old botanical illustrations. I am a big fan of the art of botanical painting. Unless otherwise credited, many of the illustrations come from the copyright-free archives of Curtis Botanical Magazine, published in the late 1700s and early 1800s, at the National Agricultural Library’s website. It’s a great preserve of these old illustrations. Other illustrations were found in clip art archives.

Please note, however, that the rest of the photos on this site are mine, and are copyrighted.

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  1. Linda Bohn #

    Do you teach beginner classes on botanical art illustration? I hope you do, but if you don’t, do you have anyone/any place or school where it is taught and thought of highly by you? I’m looking for classes in February and March.

    I’ll wait for your reply with my good luck necklace on!

    Linda Bohn

    February 7, 2012
    • Amy #

      Hi Linda,

      I wish I had some more information on botanical illustration classes, but alas I am not an illustrator. All the ones on my blog are from copyright-free sources and are mostly Victorian! I do collect books on botanical art but that’s about it. I hope you find something great.

      With your comments, many blogs require a first-time commenter to be approved by the blog admin (me) before publishing the reply or subsequent comments. So that’s why they didn’t show up. I published this comment but edited out your phone number.


      February 7, 2012

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