Marianne Hazlewood - Botanical artist and graphic designer. My other interests include illustration and printmaking.
At the age of 15, I visited the Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh’s festival exhibition of “The Botanical Paintings of Rory McEwan” and immediately went home and tried to reproduce watercolours of dried leaves and paint sweet peas. I wasn’t able to accomplish my vision and match my inspiration at that time, but a seed was sown.
In 2007 I began evening classes in botanical illustration at Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh, attending a beginner’s class and moving on to the intermediate class the following year. Alicia Salizar, my tutor from the intermediate class, looked at my work from the previous year and said, ”I know what you want to do.” With that, she began to show me how to accomplish paintings that matched my aims.
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, I will update the work here so come back to see more in a few months. I want to thank the RBGE for all of their support and family and friends who have helped me through this, thank you guys!
I am based in Edinburgh.
I would like to thank the following people for their support and encouragement:
Alex Hazlewood, Elspeth Third, Donald Third, Alicia Salazar, Andrea Geile, Lawrie MaCallum, Mike Keep, Mike, Tim Penrose & Dick Hayward, Steven & Kerry,Greg Kenicer, Andrew Ensole, Pamela Richardson, Louise Olley, Claire McGhee, Jason and Lucy, Jacqui Pestell, Sharon Tingley, Lizzy Sanders, Claire Banks, Anne Swan, Janis Bain
9th - 17th September 2017. End of Year and Graduate Diploma Show at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, in the Fletcher building (follow the ramp to the right of the glass houses)
10th - 18th September 2016. End of Year and Graduate Diploma Show at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, in the Fletcher building (follow the ramp to the right of the hot houses)
9th – 25th October 2015. SSBA - Nature’s Bounty , at Low Parks Museum, 129 Muir Street, Hamilton, ML36BJ - original paintings "golden hornet", "hawthorn berries and poppy seed heads" and "bittersweet" are for sale at this exhibition, including prints and cards.
11th - 27th September 2015. End of Year and Graduate Diploma Show at the Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh
If you would like to see more illustration work please visit my other sites: