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"Highly informative scientific images can convey complex botanical information to the viewer in a way that is easily accessible, regardless of language, age or level of interest. My underlying interest is in using the power of images to raise awareness of and communicate information about, plants."

Digital botanical images created by Niki Simpson. These composite images have been developed from the long tradition of botanical art, from the early herbals, through lithographs and engravings, to the meticulously hand-painted watercolours of today, with the aim of combining the best of the old with the demands and technologies of the new. Most of the botanical illustrations have been produced in collaboration with botanist Peter Barnes.