My first experience with botanical art was with a packet of post cards of paintings of roses by Pierre Joseph Redoute. I loved them so much that I didn't send more than one or two. They were just so beautiful.
I didn't really know much about the subject of botanical art but I knew that it was what I wanted to do someday. Then one day I stumbled upon a thing called Facebook. Some might say it's a good way to waste time. And you may be right. But through friendships with other artists I was invited to join the groups Botanical Artists and Botanical Art for Beginners. I am forever grateful for the inspiration, instruction and encouragement I've experienced from these very kind, immensely talented artists. This might be a good time to say "thank you". I still have so much to learn but I am enjoying the process so much.
I have included links to a few of the botanical artists I really enjoy. I'm sure I will be adding more as I they come to mind. I hope you will take some time to look at their wonderful work.