Amicus Botanicus

Carolyn Jenkins

Carolyn lives in London. She studied art and graphic design at St Martins School of Art and Bath Academy. For several years she has illustrated for publishing, advertising and design companies contributing to several publications. She is also a professional gardener.

Dahlias & Eucomis by Carolyn Jenkins

Painting plants and flowers in watercolour brings together her love of art and gardening. In 2011 she took a diploma in Botanical Painting at the English Gardening School for which she was awarded ‘Distinction’ and ‘Best Student’.

She has two Royal Horticultural Society medals awarded at their Botanical Art Show; Gold and ‘Best Exhibit’ in 2011 and Silver in 2016.

The RHS Lindley Library have purchased two of her paintings for its collection; Helleborus x hybridus and Dahlia ‘Arabian Night’.  In America, the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation holds one of her paintings in their collection.

Most recent work includes several private commissions and illustrations for Darphin Paris, and Crabtree & Evelyn.

Rosa Munstead Wood by Carolyn Jenkins