A New Flowering: 1000 Years Of Botanical ArtBooks
Shirley Sherwood was born in England and was educated in Oxford. Her comprehensive collection of over 200 botanical artists from thirty countries documents the emergence of a new wave of botanical painting and the Renaissance of this art form. Dr Sherwood is Vice Chairman of the Botanical Painting Committee of the Royal Horticultural Society, London, on the board of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington and an honorary trustee of the American Society for Botanical Artists. Her books Contemporary Botanical Artists: The Shirley Sherwood Collection (1996) and A Passion for Plants (2001) have become key handbooks for today's botanical artists.