Amicus Botanicus

Kim Perman

While raising a family, Kim began to study the RHS exams so that she could develop her garden design. Once these exams were completed Kim studied for her degree in History of Art.

Squashes by Kim Perman

It was whilst studying History of Art that she decided it would be useful to practice art again since it would only complement and help her understand what an artist really faced.

Kim began by studying oil painting and it was during this time that she was shortlisted to exhibit in 'Inspire...' by the V&A Museum, London.

After 8 years of oil painting Kim felt it would be beneficial to tighten her technique and did a one week course of Botanical illustration. This was to be the turning point for her. In 2015 she enrolled on the Chelsea School of Botanical Illustration Diploma course and has never looked back.

In 2016 Kim donated some work to the charity Greenfingers who create gardens for hospices in the UK.

Kim marvels at how botanical painting shows the intricate details each plant has and the challenges it throws up to the artist. Now She has successfully completed her diploma, Kim hopes to develop her skills even further in her onward journey into the botanical world.

Peonies by Kim Perman