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Welcome to my website. I am a botanical artist and illustrator working principally in watercolour from my home studio in Penarth, South Wales. I have been specialising in botanic art for around four years. I give regular classes in drawing and painting in my home town whilst I am, myself, currently undertaking a distance learning Diploma course with the Society of Botanical Artists.

Influences on my work come from many aspects of my life, from my training in horticulture and continued passion for gardening and from other botanical artists like Siriol Sherlock, Billy Showell and Paul Fennell whose work I admire. A brief spell working in the herbarium of the National Museum in Cardiff gave me a greater appreciation for our native British flora, which now provides much of my subject matter. I am an Associate Member of the Society of Floral Painters and also a member of the Cardiff Naturalists Society.

You will find a selection of my paintings in the main gallery and you can buy my original artworks direct from this site. Please also look at my recent work where youíll find my most recently completed paintings. You can follow my progress through my onsite blog or on and , where there are details of what Iím working on and reviews of workshops and exhibitions that I attend.

I enjoy painting everyday and although it can be frustrating and exhausting at times, it is always rewarding and satisfying to achieve the intended goal.

I hope you enjoy this selection of pictures as much as I have enjoyed creating them.

Chris Taylor