Charlotte Brooks is the Art Curator at the RHS Lindley Library in London, where she has worked with the botanical art collection for 15 years. She has published a number of short articles on aspects of the collection and has an ongoing research interests into nineteenth century Anglo-Chinese botanical art. Charlotte also serves as Secretary to the RHS Botanical Art Judging Panel, which sees contemporary artists from all over the world exhibit their work.
'The book itself is simply stunning and would make a glorious gift for anyone who loves floral gardening, or equally has an interest in still life drawing or painting. It would make a really good reference for botanical drawing as there is a lot of excellent work in there. The World of Kitsch: A blog of retro wonders & curiosities; 'The images inspire, educate and show the love and passion of the artists who have dedicated their time and talent to recording the wonder and detail of plant life. I highly recommend it to be a wonderful addition your own library.' Billy Showell, President of the Society of Botanical Artists; 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: For all botanical artists aspiring to enter the RHS Botanical Art Exhibition and win a Gold Medal - and for all botanical art lovers everywhere. This book makes a major contribution to both the recording of contemporary botanical art and learning about how to produce top quality botanical art.' Katherine Tyrrell, Botanical art and artists