Product Description âInternational interest in this distinctive art form was renewed by Sherwood, whose personal collection is considered the worldâs most comprehensive. Captivating and commanding, this opulent compilation superbly show-cases vivid new interpretations of familiar subjects.â â Booklist. âEqually important for both botanical and art collections.ââ Library Journal. About the Author Shirley Sherwood read botany at Oxford University and gained a D.Phil while working in the area of drug research. She is a judge on the Botanical Painting Committee of the Royal Horticultural Society, Kew, and an honorary trustee of the new American Society for Botanical Artists.