Friday 2nd – Friday 30th November 2018
Jennifer Morag Henderson  “A Life of Mystery: Josephine Tey”
Currie High School Hall Friday 23 November at 7.30pm
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The aim of flower painting is to produce a decorative picture. The purpose of botanical illustration is to depict the diagnostic characteristics of a plant in accurate detail, usually for publication. It is very important in current plant classification and identification. Janet   Dyer   is   a   local   artist.   She   will   let   you   into   the   secrets   of   life   as   a plant illustrator working alongside botanists and collectors. Janet   trained   and   worked   as   a   line   artist   in   the   Herbarium   of   Oxford University,   accompanying   botanists   to   Kew   and   the   British   Museum. Later   she   also   illustrated   for   botanists   in   the   Herbarium   at   The   Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Recently   she   has   worked   in   colour,   gaining   a   distinction   in   the   RBGE Diploma   of   Botanical   illustration.   She   exhibits   widely,   gaining   Gold Medals   from   the   Royal   Horticultural   Society   and   Royal   Caledonian Horticultural   Society:   her   specialist   subject   being   “Non-native   plant invaders”. Her   painting   of   Giant   Hogweed   was   acquired   by   the   RHS   Lindley Library,    London,    and    exhibited    this    summer.        Her    illustration    of Balerno   wild   apples   was   shown   at   the   recent   “Flora   Scotia”   exhibition at the Botanics.  Janet   is   a   founder   member   of   the   Pentland Art   Club   which,   if   you   are inspired by her talk, is always looking for new members.