Beverly Allen Selenicereus

Biography

Beverly worked as a graphic designer and illustrator, before moving to botanical art in 1997. She has shown annually at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney ‘Botanica’ Exhibition since 1999, and exhibits internationally.

Her work is held in private collections including the Shirley Sherwood Collection and the Isaac Sutton Collection, as well as at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation USA, the Royal Botanic Gardens Herbarium Library at Kew Gardens, the Royal Horticultural Society Lindley Library, the Highgrove Florilegium for the Prince of Wales’ Charitable Trust, The Transylvania Florilegium for the Prince of Wales’s Foundation Romania and the Florilegium, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney.

She co-founded and is president of the Florilegium Society at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney. The artist members of the Society have donated over 130 contemporary botanical paintings to the Gardens; published The Florilegium Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney: Celebrating 200 years in 2016 and exhibited at the Museum of Sydney and the Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. The Society will publish Botanic Endeavour: The Florilegium Society celebrates the Banks and Solander Collections and exhibit new works in 2020.

Beverly is an Honorary Member of the Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society and the Botanical Art Society of Australia. She is a Patron of the Hampton Court Palace Florilegium Society.

The Jonathan Cooper Gallery in London represents Beverly in the UK.

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