Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
From 1978-1983 Susannah Blaxill studied at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, graduating with a Batchelor of Arts with Honours and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education. She established her career as a painter in London in the mid 1980s, where she had two sell-out solo exhibitions before returning to live in Australia in 1992. Her exquisitely created botanical paintings and drawings are worked in watercolour, charcoal, graphite and ink. They are held in public and private collections around the world. She has exhibited widely throughout England, Europe, America, Asia and Australia and her botanical paintings have been featured in many publications, including on the front page of the Art Section of the New York Times.
The following has been said of Susannah and her work:
"There is no doubt that Susannah Blaxill is one of the great botanical artists" - Shirley Sherwood OBE.
"What makes Blaxill an outstanding artist ... is that she compels the viewer to see the everyday in a new way ... The good and great have always had this capacity to take the obvious and infuse it with all the wonder of creative discovery" - Michael Reid, Art Critic, The Weekend Australian.
Source: Extracted from: 'Flora of Australia - A Botanical Art Worldwide Exhibition', published by the Botanical Art Society of Australia, Canberra, May 2018; and her own website: http://blaxill.com/bio.php viewed in 2018
Portrait Photo: 2018 Extracted from: http://www.gocreatenewengland.com/product/susannah-blaxill-fine-graphite-drawing-5th-6th-october-2019/