Evelyn Binns

Watercolour paintings on paper and vellum, plus spectacular Fleurs de Verre acrylic panels - by this award-winning contributor to the Highgrove Florilegium.

Combining her lifelong love of flowers with a remarkable talent for capturing their essence on paper, Evelyn Binns is a botanical watercolour artist with an established reputation for fine artistic quality and precise botanical accuracy.

Painted at actual size from living specimens, her subjects range enormously: from native wild flowers to rain forest exotics; from cottage garden favourites to hothouse hybrids; from fungi to fruit and vegetables.

Evelyn’s work is exhibited regularly at major horticultural and arts events, including the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, and RHS London Winter Flower Shows. However, she also welcomes enquiries at any time for privately-commissioned pictures.

Evelyn has been awarded no fewer than seven Royal Horticultural Society Gold Medals for studies of camellias, orchids, heritage vegetables, narcissi, carnivorous plants and two collections of hellebores



She has also illustrated a variety of educational reference books for leading publishers and has been commissioned by Curtis’s Botanical Magazine to provide studies for colour plate and front cover reproduction.

Evelyn’s watercolour originals are much in demand and are bought or commissioned by collectors worldwide. Her work can be found in the collections of the RHS Lindley Library, the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, The Royal Hospital Chelsea and Dr Shirley Sherwood. Evelyn also has pictures in a private Royal collection.

Evelyn Binns is also one of 70 botanical artists worldwide who were invited by HRH The Prince of Wales to submit paintings for the Highgrove Florilegium, a collection of over 120 studies of plants and flowers from His Royal Highness’s gardens in Gloucestershire. The Florilegium is also being published in a very limited edition of two hand-bound volumes in 2008 in aid of The Prince’s Charities. For more information about the Highgrove Florilegium, click here.

In response to demand, Evelyn now also organises botanical watercolour painting courses and holidays in inspirational but highly comfortable surroundings for small groups of artists of all abilities. For further information see Painting Courses.

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