Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Leonie is a practicing and exhibiting professional botanical artist, one of Australia’s qualified botanical educators and a leading artist in her field. She is also an international tutor. Leonie is past President of the Botanical Art Society of Australia, a member of the American Botanical Art Society and Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney.
Her qualifications include BA/Visual Arts degree, B.Fine Arts ( BFA Honours) in Plant and Wildlife Illustration, post graduate degree (Grad Dip) in Adult Education (Vocational Education and Training) and Cert IV in Assessment and Workplace Training. She is an International External Examiner for Botanical Art Certificate courses in the USA and is also involved in selection and judging for Australian botanical art exhibitions.
She teaches courses and workshops in Sydney and throughout Australia. Her Summer and Winter School tuition includes regional NSW, New Zealand, Fiji, Canada and the UK. She has also taught botanical art field techniques at Macquarie University in the Department of Environment and Geography and has workshops at the Canberra Botanical Gardens.
Her book ‘Women of Flowers: Botanical Art in Australia from the 1830s – 1960s’ was published in 2009 by the National Library of Australia.
Examples of artwork:
Source: Extracted from: http://www.botanicalart.com.au/profile/ (viewed on 3.3.2014)
Portrait Photo: Extracted from: website above, 2014