Norton, Leonie

Leonie is a practicing and exhibiting professional botanical artist and one of Australia’s most highly qualified botanical educators. She is an international tutor of high regard and demand and is the author of ‘Women of Flowers: Botanical Art in Australia from the 1830s – 1960s, the only published book on Australian women’s Botanical Art. She is also past President of the Botanical Art Society of Australia.

Her paintings are in private and public collections, both in Australia and overseas, including the prestigious Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation in the USA. She teaches regular courses and weekend workshops throughout Australia and overseas, which have included New Zealand, Indonesia, Fiji, Norfolk Island, Canada and the UK and she also takes regular groups away for courses and workshops.

In addition, she has taught botanical art field techniques at Macquarie University in Sydney, and has been an International External Examiner for Botanical Art Certificate courses in the US. Leonie has been involved in selection and judging for Australian botanical art exhibitions.

She exhibits annually at the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens and the Botanical Art Society of Australia, and has had exhibitions in Brisbane, New Zealand and Canada. Australian Artist Magazine, Artists’ Palette, Back to Basics and Drawing & Inspiration publications are some of the magazines where she has contributed regularly.