About Me

I have a passion for the Natural World and focus on intricate detail.

I’ve always been inquisitive and explored the natural world around me. I love intricate detail and my art focuses on meticulously describing all the beauty I see – be it a daisy plant, a luscious pear or a bulky rhino. I aim to produce bespoke pieces that draw the observer in.

I have been a botanical illustrator at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew since 2002, it’s a wonderful and rewarding combination of art and science. Alongside these technically descriptive works I have always painted and drawn in various media.

I have several prints by Hazel. The Okavango Rhino print is my absolute favourite. I keep finding new details in it every time I look at it. The tiny flock of birds, the intricate detail of the hair on the rhino's ear. Hazel's attention to detail is really incredible whether she is drawing a highly detailed piece like Okavango Rhino or a simple chilli. I also have a beautiful oak leaf that is breathtaking in its simplicity. My guests are always commenting on Hazel's art when they visit me and they are real talking points.

Vicki Wolf - London

Published in the following peer reviewed journals and books:

  • Arboles utiles de la Amazonia Peruana
  • Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society
  • Curtis’s Botanical Magazine
  • East African Plant Collectors
  • Edinburgh Journal of Botany
  • Flora D’Afrique Centrale
  • Flora Malesiana
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa
  • Flora Zambesica
  • Flore Du Gabon
  • Hollies of Papua New Guinea
  • Kew Bulletin
  • New Trees
  • Species Plantarum: Flora of the World
  • Systematic Botany Monographs: The American
  • Society of Plant Taxonomists


  • Botanical Accuracy Award, Flora of South East Asia Exibition 2022
  • Silver-gilt medal at RHS London Flower Show, November 2006
  • Gold medal at 1820 Foundation Eisteddfod 1990

Current project: Flora of Singapore

I am working on a commission for the Singapore Botanic Gardens to do 40 black and white plates for the Flora of Singapore. The pen and ink drawings feature specimens from the Lamiaceae, Lauraceae and Proteaceae plant families. Work started in April of 2018 and I have recently completed the first set of 36 for Dr Rogier de Kok. I now have 4 new plates to work on for Dr Ian Turner.