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Craig’s interest in botanic art began as a child copying illustrations from his mother’s gardening books. Since 2006 Craig has studied botanical art with renowned artist Anita Barley. In 2008 he illustrated Stephen Ryan’s book Dicksonia Rare Plants Manual and in 2010 Craig and his work featured on the ABC’s Art Nation.
Exhibitions include: The Art of Botanic Illustration, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne (2010 & 2012), Botanica, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney (2012), Capturing Flora: 300 years of Australian Botanical Art, Ballarat Art Gallery (2012), and An Inquisitive Eye: the Botanical Art of Craig Lidgerwood, Sofitel Hotel, Melbourne (2012).