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RBGE Botanic Stories  | Monday April 22, 2024

RBGE alumniand botanical artist, Marianne Hazlewood has new work on show at the Open Eye Gallery in May. This work has roots in a few areas, emergent growth, pattern, and plant architecture.  She has been focussing on the genus Arisaema for several years. “ Read the sull story here >>


The Times, Scotland – Times 2

Listing in THE TIMES | Friday October 23, 2020

The Hot List – Your guide to the weekend – Visual Art – Marianne Hazlewood: Fine Hair, Soft Nibs The botanical illustrator grows ferns and Arisaema in her Edinburgh garden, then makes them the subject of her delicate drawings. This new exhibition shows watercolours, screen prints and images created with a Japanese ink paste pen. Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh (0131 557 1020), today, tomorrow


By David White, October 7, 2020

Marianne Hazlewood Puts Down Roots at Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh
Established in 1982, Edinburgh’s Open Eye Gallery is exhibiting an exhibition of new botanical illustrations by Visual Arts Scotland 2019 Open Eye Gallery award-winner Marianne HazlewoodFine Hair, Soft Nibs – Depictions from a Shady more >>

Art Rabbit

By Fabianne Jones, October 2, 2020

“A showcase of new botanical illustrations by the VAS 2019 Open Eye Gallery award winner: Marianne Hazlewood.” read more >>




Society of Botanical Artists

(social media posts – FB & Instagram) March 8, 2024
“Meet our Friday Fellow: Marianne Hazlewood!
Based in the picturesque Scottish Borders, Marianne’s journey from graphic designer to botanical illustrator extraordinaire is nothing short of inspiring. Graduating with a Diploma in Botanical Illustration from the prestigious Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) in 2017, receiving a Distinction and the Eve Reid Bennett Prize, she’s been captivating hearts with her stunning artwork ever since.

From winning Gold at the RHS London Botanical Art and Photography Show and at BISCOT in 2019 for her Arisaema watercolour series to getting the commission to illustrate a newly discovered Arisaema, currently known as “Arisaema sp. nov”, Marianne’s talent knows no bounds. Her dedication shines through every brushstroke and ink mark, whether it’s for exhibitions, commissions, or tutoring aspiring artists at RBGE.

Marianne’s stunning piece, “Arisaema ringens,” has been selected for the esteemed 17th Hunt International Series Exhibition, held between 17 September 2024 and 17 December 2024.

But that’s not all! Catch her captivating artwork at the Borders Art Fair from March 15 to 17, 2024, held at the Borders Events Centre, Border Union Showground, Kelso TD5 8LS.

Marianne is currently delving into the world of pen and Japanese ink paste, exploring dynamic shapes, silhouettes, and a conclave of Arisaema for her upcoming exhibition from May 3-25, 2024, at the Open Eye Gallery in Edinburgh.”

BBC’s Gardeners’ World

Episode 13, June 12, 2020

Now we’ve had a film from Marianne Hazlewood in Edinburgh who is an artist and her garden is completely central to her work”…  …“I really like the way that that garden combines the intense awareness of detail which obviously she as an artist feeds off, but also has a real sense of sculptural space, it shows that a garden can and perhaps should be a creative act that reflects your own personality” Monty Don

The Pittenweem Arts Festival | August 2019

Review in the Scotsman Art review: The Pittenweem Arts Festival, by Sue Wilson.

“Edinburgh’s Marianne Hazlewood recently won a top Gold award at the RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show, and it’s not hard to see why from her Pittenweem exhibition, centred on her exquisitely rendered pen-and-ink and watercolour studies of Arisaema, the cobra lily, tracing its life-cycle from tuber to seed pod, vividly conjuring its animal/reptilian qualities while attaining uncanny scientific precision. Ferns also feature prominently, from tightly furled shoots to full luxuriant foliage, while other pieces zero in on a single leaf or fruit, all framed by abundant white space, and all redolent of Hazlewood’s intense familiarity with her subject-matter, derived from rearing most of the plants herself.” read more

Visual Arts Scotland – Alight 2019

Blog from Katherine Tyrrell of the Botanical Art and Artists website on my Open Eye Gallery Award win at the VAS Open Exhibition ‘Alight’.
“It’s very rewarding to see yet another contemporary botanical artist who

  • feels her artwork should NOT be limited to exhibitions of botanical art.
  • produces contemporary botanical art which meets the standards of and is selected for major open exhibitions by prominent arts organisations.” read more


The Pittenweem Arts Festival | August 2018