Nuphar lutea - botanical images for the digital documentation of a taxon.
Niki Simpson in collaboration with Peter G. Barnes
Publication May 2016
ISBN: 978-0-9554917-1-9

Exploring ways to observe plants and visually describe and document a species for contemporary scientific botanical illustration, using the yellow water lily as an example. A large, square format, coffee-table style book (30 x 30 cm), in which the main illustrations, both vertical and horizontal, are shown at A4 size. 36 pages, including full text explanation and bibliography. Contains a variety of visual narratives and illustration ideas and so relevant to painters as well as digital illustrators interested in scientific illustration. Read more on my blog ...

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Digital Diversity - a new approach to botanical illustration
Niki Simpson in collaboration with Peter Barnes
Published 2007
ISBN: 978-0-9554917-0-2

Exhibition brochure produced to accompany Niki's solo exhibition in the Botanisches Museum, Berlin-Dahlem, Berlin, Germany in 2007. Foreword by Professor Dr. Herr Walter Lack. 12 pp.

SOLD OUT  £5.00 plus P&P - Email Niki to order.



The Vegetative Key to the British Flora
John Poland & Eric J. Clement
Published 2009
ISBN: 978-0-9560144-0-5

Front cover design by Niki Simpson
End papers and 16 colour plates by Niki Simpson

A new approach to identifying nearly 3,000 British plants (wildflowers, grasses, sedges, trees, shrubs, ferns and fern-allies) without flowers or fruits. 556 pages.

Available online through Summerfield Books: 
New electronic edition now also available - through Kindle (not for Mac).




Wild Flowers of Wisley - a centenary flora
Barry Phillips & James Armitage, RHS Plant Sciences
Published by the Royal Horticultural Society  2010
ISBN: 978-1-907057-13-7

Front and back cover design by Niki Simpson

A fascinating and comprehensive history of the native and naturalised flora that has survived in one of the UK's most intensively cultivated landscapes. Foreword by Roy Lancaster.166 pages.

Available online through RHS Books: