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Clare McGhee

BOTANICAL & FINE ART



Books and Articles


Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation :

16th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration

Hunt Institue for Botanical Documentation

Image of a pencil drawing of a Blown Thistle in the Hunt Institute Catalogue

'Blown Thistle', pencil in the Exhibition Catalogue

SOLD Hunt Institute Collection

"Your thistle was by far the most commented on and asked about artwork of the past few weeks! Everyone has been in awe of the delicacy of the graphite work and of the depth of color you achieved in your ground......I'm sure it will continue to be one of the most asked about pieces in our collection for some time."


Carrie Roy, Assistant Curator of Art - Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

Honoured to have been selected for inclusion in the 16th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illlustration, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation in Pittsburgh, 2019/2020. My large-scale pencil and graphite, 'Blown Thistle' was acquired by the Hunt Institute and now resides in their Collection.

RHS Botanical Illustration: The Gold Medal Winners by Brook, Charlotte

'Potato Peeling' 2011

'Onion' RHS Gold Medal 2010

'Red Cabbage' RHS Gold Medal 2010

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RHS Botanical Illustration, The Gold Medal Winners by Brooks, Charlotte

Delighted to be included in the 'RHS Botanical Illustration - The Gold Medal Winners' 2019 book by Charlotte Brooks. This wonderful book contains many contemporary RHS Gold Medal winning artists whose work are held in the RHS Lindley Library Art Collection. Included is some biographical information about me and my work and three of my Vegetable paintings.


Scottish Plant Lore | An illustrated flora by Kenicer, Greg

Image of a painting of a Scots Thistle i

'Scots Thistle' printed within the book

Cover of Scottish Plant Lore with Spear Thistle
Image of RHS Botanical Illustration The Gold Medal Winners

Scottish Plant Lore | An illustrated flora

ISBN 978-1-910877-26-5

Thrilled that my Spear Thistle and Scots Thistle paintings have been used for the front and rear cover images and withing Scottish Plant Lore. This beautifully presentated book is written by Dr Greg Kenicer and contains fascinating insights into Scottish plant history and is produced by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 2019


Rendering a living Masterpiece (The Garden | March 2012)

'Red Cabbage' (printed incorrectly vertically), Brassica oleracea var. capitata rubra 'Marner Early Red, RHS Gold Medal, SOLD RHS Lindley Library Collection

Image of RHS Botanical Illustration The Gold Medal Winners

'Rendering a living Masterpiece', front of article

My 'Red Cabbage' (printed incorrectly vertically), Brassica oleracea var. capitata rubra 'Marner Early Red, RHS Gold Medal painting was included in 'Rendering a living masterpiece' written by Ian Hodgson, The Garden 2012. It looked at how a new generation of artists are reinterpreting traditional techniques in Botanical art.

Image of RHS Botanical Illustration The Gold Medal Winners

'Rendering a living masterpiece' (The Garden | March 2012)

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