Louise O’Reilly is an illustrator working in a wide range of natural history subjects including plants, insects and birds. Her training includes Botanical Illustration at Oxford and Cherwell College (2002-2005), Diploma in Botanical Illustration from the Society of Botanical Artists (2007) and Insect Drawing at the University of Cambridge Botanical Gardens (2010).
She has exhibited at Oxford Artweeks (2005), Wallingford School of Art (2005), Ovada Gallery (2004) and The Society of Botanical Artists Annual Exhibition (2008, 2010), Dulwich Festival Open Studios (2011), Potato Town Studios (2011) and London Design Week (2012).
In 2011 she was commissioned by the National Trust to create an artist’s book about the 17th Century gardens at Ham House. She worked in partnership with garden historian, Sally Jeffery, on the project, which is part of the interaction programme for the Garden of Reason project from 28 April – 23 September 2012.
She has a studio in East London and is a part-time lecturer in Botanical Illustration at Capel Manor College.
“Simply looking at a flower or a frog has always seemed to me to be just about the most interesting thing there is.” Sir David Attenborough