“Ann’s paintings of flowers are so lifelike they could be transplanted back into her garden” 

Rosemary  Verey

“I like to see the flowers in my paintings as they would be seen in the garden”

Ann Fraser

“Her marriage of art and science is a perfect example of Durer’s dictum that ‘art is hidden in nature’” 

Iain Gale


Watercolour plant portraits by Ann Fraser

Ann Fraser studied drawing and painting for four years as a mature student at Edinburgh College Of  Art. Having decided that she wanted to specialise in plants she followed up with a course in Botanical Illustration at the Royal Edinburgh Botanic Garden with John Mooney and Paul Nisbet.

She had her first solo Exhibition in London in 1991 and since then has exhibited widely in London and Edinburgh. Ann has been awarded a Silver, a Silver Gilt and in 2010 a Gold Medal for her paintings bythe Royal Horticultural Society, London.

She is represented in many Private Collections in the UK and USA. Her work ‘The Black Border’ features in ‘Contemporary Botanical Artists of the World’ The  Shirley Sherwood Collection and has been exhibited round the world, most recently at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington


Exhibitions 2011

Tuesday 4th October - Friday 14th October

The Tryon Gallery
7 Bury Street
St. James'
SW17 6AL

View the exhibition catalogue (pdf)


Every plant   that she paints has been nurtured in the one acre garden at Shepherd House. Tulips, Irises, Hellebores, Snowdrops and Poppies are grown in profusion with Paintings in mind. Her compositions  are striking and intensely observed.

Some original paintings are for sale and commissions taken. Please contact Ann for more information. Artist's cards and prints are available at garden openings.

You can see more examples of Ann's work at Botanical Artists

Shepherd House Garden, Inveresk, Midlothian, EH21 7TH       Tel: 0131 665 2570      Email: ann@shepherdhousegarden.co.uk