Cirsium vulgare, Graphite and Watercolor by Derek Norman
Born and educated in England, where he developed a lifelong love of wildflowers, Norman brought his skills as a designer and draftsman to depicting wildflowers. Today the principal of The Midwest Center for Botanical Documentation, he is devoted to graphically documenting the native flora of the Midwest. Among his many awards is a gold medal from the Royal Horticultural Society for his pen and ink drawings of urban Midwestern flora. He also produces watercolors and oils of a broad range of botanical and horticultural subjects. He is represented in the collections of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh and Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium Society.
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