Exhibition of Botanical Drawing, Painting and Illustration

(Rare Books Room, John Innes Centre)


August 14th to September 6th

Monday – Wednesday 9.30am – 5pm


A graduation exhibition from the 2023 Level 4 Botanical Drawing and Painting Course

The exhibition is free but must be booked in advance.

Email [email protected] for a viewing

Ruth Wharrier, the course tutor, will be available to answer questions about the exhibition on Monday 21st August from 10.30am to 11.30am

Photography by Ferini Media

Recent Work

‘I find Ruth’s workshops immensely enjoyable. She’s helped me to achieve some lovely pieces of work by demonstrating the techniques step by step, giving me lots of help and advice and so much encouragement. Ruth is a really gifted teacher who is a real pleasure to be with.’

Gwen Davenport

Ruth Wharrier FLS

Botanical and Natural History painting and illustration. Watercolour, gouache and pen & ink on paper and vellum. Harpsichord soundboard decoration using 17th/18th-century historical painting techniques. Printmaking. Teacher. Commissions welcome.

Art Awards

Ruth is advisor for The Arts Council Arts Award scheme. Arts Award offers national qualifications through Trinity College, London, that enable anyone up to the age of 25 to progress into further education and employment. Young people not only gain art form knowledge and understanding, but leadership, creativity and communication skills. The framework is flexible and embraces all interests and abilities. Ruth can be approached by schools, organisations and parents who wish their children or young people to work towards an award. For more details visit www.artsaward.org.uk or contact Ruth on 07722 015847.