I'm Nina Jayne Mayes, a botanical artist with a background in Ecology and Conservation. I've always had a passion for nature with a childhood full of country walks, gardening and drawing animals.
The combination of scientific and artistic accuracy is something that I've strived to achieve in my paintings and I take great pride showcasing the finer details and key identification features of the subjects in my art. I frequently take part in citizen science, volunteering for the Riverfly Partnership where I gather samples at my local chalk stream for invertebrates to monitor the water quality.
''Best ever series of paintings I've seen portraying plants above and below the water in the same painting - beautifully designed and painted''
Katherine Tyrell of 'Botanical Art and Artists' website