MACARTNEY, Nicola

I am a Scottish artist specialising in contemporary botanical art and illustration with a Diploma in Botanical Illustration from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, graduating with distinction in 2012.

Working mainly in watercolour, I use layers of paint to build up vibrant colours and botanically accurate details in illustrations which are life size or larger,

Awards and Qualifications
2019 awarded the James and Eve Bennet Award for excellence from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Florilegium

2018 awarded a Silver-Gilt medal by the Royal Horticultural Society in London for a series of paintings of plants collected by John Jeffrey

2017 awarded Best in Show by the Scottish Society of Botanical Artists for Magnolia “Susan”

2015 awarded a Silver medal by the Royal Horticultural Society in London for a series of paintings of poppies

2013 awarded a Silver Gilt Medal by the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society for a series of paintings of edible fruits

https://www.nicolamacartney.com