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Leonie is a practicing and exhibiting professional botanical artist, one of Australia's most highly qualified botanical educators and a leading artist in her field. She is an international tutor of high regard and demand and is the author of Women of Flowers: Botanical Art in Australia from the 1830s-1960s, the only published book on women's Australian botanical art. She teaches regular courses and weekend workshops throughout Australia and summer schools in NSW, WA, New Zealand, Fiji, Canada and the UK. She has also taught botanical art field techniques at Macquarie University. In addition, she is an International External Examiner for Botanical Art Certificate courses in the USA and is also involved in selection and judging for Australian botanical art exhibitions.
Her paintings are in private and public collections, both in Australia and overseas, including the prestigious Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation in the USA. Leonie exhibits annually at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, the Botanical Art Society of Australia exhibition and the Canberra Botanic exhibition. She is past President of the Botanical Art Society of Australia, and remains an active member. She is a regular contributor to Australian Artist magazine, Artists Palette and Back to Basics publications.
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