Anna Knights receives best in show award

Anna Knights Botanical ArtSince we last featured Anna Knights in December last year, she has gone on to further success.

After receiving the Dawn Jolliffe bursary from the Royal Horticultural Society to assist her to exhibit at her first ever exhibition as part of the botanical art competition at BBC Gardener's World Live in June 2007, Anna was awarded an RHS Gold Medal and the best in show award.

It is very rare for an artist to receive such an award on their first entry and it is even more of an achievement for Anna considering that she had begun botanical painting only a year previously. Anna is entirely self-taught. Having studied History at university, Anna began botanical painting in her spare time in February 2006.

The RHS have purchased original paintings and prints from Anna for their Lindley Library botanical art collection.

For further details on Anna's work see her website: www.annaknights.co.uk.