Elaine Searle

I hold a BA Hons in Graphic Design, and had a long career in packaging and retail graphics. Inspired by an Introductory class with Anne Marie Evans, I studied for a diploma in botanical art, graduating in 2004. When not painting I teach others at all levels. This has enabled me to meet extraordinary people and also to travel, which I love. In January 2016 I shall become Course Director of the Diploma Course in Botanical Illustration and Painting at The Chelsea School of Botanical Art. Other painting and teaching activities will continue unchanged. Exhibitions 2013: 16th Annual International American Society of Botanical Artists at The Horticultural Society of New York 2010: Amicus Botanicus, London 2008: Royal Horticultural Society, London 2008: Amicus Botanicus, London 2007: 12th International Exhibition, Hunt Institute, Pittsburgh PA Group show Lincoln Cathedral, UK Awards RHS Silver Gilt medal 2008 Talas award ASBA 16th Annual International Exhibition NY 2015 Peoples Choice award at small works exhibition ASBA Conference, Miami FL Florilegia Work included in The Highrove Floriegium Work has been selected for inclusion in the Transylvania Florilegium presently being created under the umbrella of the Prince of Wales's Foundation Romania to record in a permanent way the flora of Transylvania. Work included in The Robinson Gardens Florilegium, Beverley Hills CA Collections Work in the permanent collection of The Hunt Institute Work in many private collections