Jan is a resident of Perthshire and gained a Diploma in Botanical Illustration from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) in 2014 after a lifetime interest in illustrating wild flowers. Like so many people who love plants, she has also had a completely different career as a social worker. She also has a lovely but ever-increasingly large family. Since completing the RBGE Diploma course she has exhibited at the ESBA annual exhibition and with the Perthshire art collective ‘Fusation’ at The Bield at Blackruthven near Perth in 2014 and 2016, and at The Byre Theatre, St. Andrews in 2017. In 2017 has exhibited at the annual BISCOT (Botanical Images Scotland) exhibition where I gained a bronze medal for a series of Geraniaceae paintings. Jan is the current secretary of ESBA and holds an RBGE Certificate in Field Botany, gained in Belize. She has even painted with an international group of illustrators on a boat on the Amazon in the footsteps of the renowned artist Margaret Mee!
Images © J. Miller