Botanical Artist and Illustrator

Marianne Hazlewood

Welcome to my site, enjoy a browse through my botanical art and illustrations. I update regularly with news, exhibitions and you can shop with me as well, please get in touch if you have any questions. 

 

Hugo Burge Foundation Residency

Residency with the Hugo Burge Foundation

Hugo Burge offered me a residency and a commission last year, after he bought two of my watercolour pieces, which are now in the Hugo Burge Foundation collection.

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Arisaema ringens - watercolor painting by Marianne Hazlewood being exhibited at the Hunt International Exhibition 2024

Painting in the Hunt Institute International Series

My painting Ariseama ringens has been selected to be part of the 17th Hunt International Series Exhibition, this prestigious event hosts selected paintings by botanical artists and illustrators around the world.

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Exhibitions >>

Plantae 2024 – Online Exhibition
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BISCOT revisited 2006 – 2019
13th – 16th June 2024
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On a Small Scale Exhibition
online at the Open Eye Gallery
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17th Hunt International Series Exhibition,
Autumn 2024
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Portfolio >>

 

Fabric & Wallpapers >>

 

Commissions >>

Contemporary Botanical Illustration

Greening the Grey & Greying the Green…

I love to bring the lush greens of the plant world onto walls and into homes, I feel it is so important to recognise the importance of plants to this planet’s wellbeing and also for our own mental health.

My work as a botanical artist and illustrator is a meld of the fascination that I feel for my plants, their structure and life cycle. This, combined with my approach to composition, honed during my years as a graphic and web designer, fuels my motivation and delight at being able to work with them. I specialise in capturing detail in my botanical art. Green, and colour very definitely fuel me, if I don’t get enough of it I can feel starved, however I am also, and will always be, in love with monotone and the structure that comes through when you are looking through a restricted pallet. So I do both, I work in colour and with monotone techniques. Usually for very different purposes, but always to show some element of a specimen that I find fascinating!

I currently exhibit with the Open Eye Gallery in Edinburgh. I also show with the VAS and SSA Opens, at various botanical art societies and I am a graduate of the Diploma in Botanical Illustration from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, I have an RHS gold medal, a BISCOT gold medal.

I am interested in connecting and working with botanists, horticulturalists, environmental scientists, botanical artists and illustrators and other artists, and in taking on commission work. I am also looking forward to the new projects on my ever growing to do list; some more ink work, watercolour and recently I have been delving into printmaking.

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Marianne Hazlewood illustrating Arisaema totuosum

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Residency with The Hugo Burge Foundation, June 2024
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17th Hunt International Series Exhibition, Autumn 2024
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The W Gordon Smith and Mrs Jay Gordon Smith Award at Visual Arts Scotland REVERB 2022
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The Bean Bag – Artist Spotlight
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Herbology News – The Energy Issue
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Our garden featured in BBC’s Gardeners’ World, ep 13
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Article in The Botanical Artist, ASBA publication Dec 2019
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Gold at RHS 2019
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Gold at BISCOT 2019
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