Liz Leech is a botanist, botanical artist and experienced tutor and teacher of botany, ecology and biology. She is a Fellow of the Hampton Court Palace Florilegium Society (HCPFS) and their Honorary Botanist (botanical advisor). She is also an active member of the Institute for Analytical Plant Illustration (IAPI) and a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA).
Her paintings are inspired by her love of plants and by the 19th Century botanical paintings which are based on detailed and accurate observations of a plant and its distinctive structures. Her watercolour pictures are bold and realistic and aim to draw the eye towards the diagnostic features whilst painting the plant as sympathetically and accurately as possible. She seldom paints series of closely related plants as she enjoys investigating the individual features of each plant prior to painting and the challenge of "capturing the plant" in a picture.
Her pictures are in the Hampton Court Palace Florilegium Archive or privately owned.
A selection of her photos of plants can be viewed. click here
- Hampton Court Palace Florilegium Society (HCPFS)
- Institute for Analytical Plant Illustration (IAPI)
- American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA)
- West Dean College, Near Chichester, Sussex - short courses
- Royal Horticultural Society, Wisley,- Adult Learning courses
- Gloucestershire Society of Botanical Artists (GSBI)
- South West Society of Botanical Artists (SWSBA)
2 Courtland Drive,
Kearsney, Near Dover,
Kent CT16 3BX, UK
Tel. 00 44 (0)1304 821132 Mob. 07720723500
BSc Honours Botany at University of Exeter, Devon.
MSc by research at University of Melbourne, Australia.
Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching (PGCE) from Christ Church College, Canterbury, Kent.
Diploma of Botanical Art from the English Gardening School, 2002