BUD­DING ARTISTS

Tu­to­ri­als in the Chelsea Physic Gar­den

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The graphic de­signer Elaine Searle ini­tially tried botan­i­cal art as a hobby, and was im­me­di­ately trans­fixed by the craft’s unique pre­ci­sion and the peace­ful­ness that comes from de­pict­ing plants. ‘I am nat­u­rally an anx­ious per­son, but when I paint I can feel the stress seep­ing away.’ Now, as well as trav­el­ling across the world to teach and ex­hibit, she runs a se­ries of short cour­ses at the Chelsea School of Botan­i­cal Art. Based in the ver­dant sur­round­ings of the Chelsea Physic Gar­den, the school of­fers an ar­ray of choices for stu­dents, from les­sons on draw­ing fruit and sum­mer blos­soms to a two-year, in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned diploma. teresa fitzher­bert www.chelseaschoolof­b­otan­i­calart.co.uk

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