Green Cairns birdwing

Dandelion clock


Red toadstools

Valerie Richards

I have painted all of my life in one form or another, using many mediums, oil, pastel, pencil, charcoal and watercolour. Also, I have undertaken classes in landscape, portrait, life drawing.

For the last 10 years, botanical illustration has been my passion and I have been studying with the Royal Botanic Gardens art classes, organised by the friends of RBG.

It is a most satisfying study and the range of subjects is endless, the gaining of knowledge while painting is an added extra dimension.

Pet portraits in coloured pencil, remain one of my favourite activities, the personality of each subject is a lovely challenge.


Botanical artist with 10 years experience, Plants, butterflies, insects and pet portraits are my main interests.


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Membership of Organisations

Illustrators at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Illustrators at Ballarat Botanical Gardens