Inky Leaves

Botanical Illustration by J R Shepherd

Inky Leaves

What I do

I am a full time, practicing botanical artist who travels all over the world searching for the best specimens for my detailed illustrations. I am constantly adopting new approaches in all of my botanical artwork to push the capacity for botanical illustration to bring greater awareness of the plant world, whilst inspiring people to think beyond their experience. I enjoy enriching people’s current perceptions of botanical art, its applications and how it sits within the larger scope of the visual arts.

Inky Leaves is where the results of this creative work can be seen and used. It is a full digital reproduction, licensing and illustration service, whose speciality is to develop beautiful, striking and practical designs. As a facility, I strive to create meaningful relationships with my clients by focusing on your requirements and delivering dynamic, well thought out solutions.

If you are interested in what I do and want to work with me, you can contact Inky Leaves at the end of this page.



Forthcoming exhibition
Abbott and Holder, London.
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Live Painting
RHS Chelsea Flower Show, 24th May 2016
I will be painting Tulips with Blom’s Bulbs

In 2015 I made an appearance on BBC4’s documentary ‘In Search of Rory McEwen‘.
An excerpt of the programme can be watched via the video link below.

In 2014 I was invited by the RHS to set up a pop-up studio to demonstrate how I do my work at their RHS Botanical Art Show in Vincent Square, London.

Read the review

In 2013, my work was exhibited at the Espacio Gallery, London, as part of the Chelsea Fringe. Below left is a video made by Angelo Lumba for the Espacio Gallery during the exhibition.

Contact Inky Leaves

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For any questions about obtaining prints and originals of my work, please use the form below to send me a short message. I would be delighted to hear from you.

07904 449599