This book takes a practical approach to composition for botanical art students. It is an invaluable resource, with a sequence of specially designed projects and exercises and accompanying text. It effectively bridges the gap between theory and practice to inspire awareness and practical applications in everyday situations. It uses contemporary examples but also references classic works in the traditional of botanical illustration. About the Author: Rita Parkinson is a well-known and top exponent of this genre. She studied Fine Arts at St Martins School of Art and Design, London and The Courtauld Institute, London, UK. She works today as a freelance illustrator and author in Melbourne. Australia.