Amicus Botanicus

Candida Groom

Having initially trained in textile design, Candida went on to work with ceramics, specialising in glazing, before taking up Botanical Art in 2007 whilst living in Bermuda.

Acanthus spinosis by Candida Groom

On returning to London she enrolled at the Chelsea School of Botanical Art, gaining her diploma with Distinction in 2016.

The following year Candida took part in the Amicus Botanicus exhibition in Suffolk which lead to a commission from the National Society of Perennial Wallflowers.

Since then she has been busy with a number of different projects including illustrating for Liz Earle Wellbeing Magazine.

She is a member of the Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society.

Instagram: @candidagroom
Viburum rhytidophyllum by Candida Groom