Susan Hillier

Susan has been a professional artist since leaving Art School in 1970. For several years Susan worked as a freelance illustrator for the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, dissecting herbarium specimens to produce black and white scientific illustrations. She has painted prize winning orchids for the Royal Horticultural Society, and has RHS medals, including gold, for her paintings. She has been commissioned by British Rail, Tesco, McMullen s Brewery, The Law Society, The Police College, and many private and commercial clients. She is an accomplished facsimile painter and has worked by recommendation of the National Portrait Gallery. She is a keen gardener and a founder member of the Society of Botanical Artists. She has illustrated several books and has worked in commercial illustration, her work is included in The Botanical Palette. Susan works in various media and is currently using acrylics and watercolours. She also teaches botanical illustration for the Society on the Distance Learning Diploma course and gives classes in the West Country, as well as exhibiting in commercial galleries and executing commissioned work. She frequently shows in mixed exhibitions in Cornwall and London and has work in private collections worldwide. She has had several solo exhibitions, recently by invitation at the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro. Susan is a member of the Cornwall Watercolour Society. 
Recently she completed many illustrations for two gardening books by Alan Titchmarsh.  Susan enjoys teaching and has extensive experience teaching art at all levels.
Examples of Susan's work can be seen at http://www.soc-botanical-artists.org/members/hillier.php