Martin J. Allen
I'm currently writing a book about Ancient Grassland and its conservation in England and so painting is on a bit of a temporary hold. Some of the blogs I've written about my research can be found here .
You may be interested to learn about a new group of Botanical Artists - the Association of Botanical Artists who are forming a supportive group for aspiring botanical artists with a love of native flora. There are blogs and exhibitions of members' work on the website - all interesting things to delve into which will hopefully increase as time goes by.
I'm on Twitter as @botanicalmartin chatting about plants quite regularly and on Facebook here posting about botanical art very rarely.
You can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
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