Marjorie Blamey MBE (b.1918 d.2019) was Britain’s ‘most prolific’ botanical illustrator. Marjorie became an illustrator in her 40s, having moved near to Liskeard, Cornwall after the war and rediscovered a passion for drawing. She illustrated many important books, including the Collin’s Field Guide to Wildflowers. Majorie’s family gifted her index of thousands of unique illustrations to the Charles Seale-Hayne Library on permanent loan.
Here is a selection of some of the books to which she contributed her illustrations, and in some cases, text as well: