Ros Franklin GM SBA(Fellow) FLS FEPFS
Ros works from her new, purpose built studio at her home in Hampshire, in the Test Valley. She has been teaching botanical painting since 2008 through workshops in her studio and also at The Eden Project, Cornwall; for The RHS at Rosemoor, Devon; and for Field Breaks in Derbyshire, and for Botanical Art groups and societies around the UK.
Her work is predominantly for private clients, The Eden Project Archives, and has also been included in publications. She was awarded an RHS Gold Medal (2015) GM for her first solo exhibition “Arisaemas for the Sheltered Garden and Greenhouse”. The RHS Lindley Library, London purchased Arisaema speciosum var. mirabile for their archives and included it in their exhibition “Worth a Thousand Words”. It is also one of the selected works included in RHS Botanical Illustration: The Gold Medal Winners, by Charlotte Brooks (2019).
Ros has exhibited internationally at the Palmengarten Botanic Gardens, Frankfurt in 2016 and 2018; and at Botanica 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Australia.
She has recently had her painting of Kennedia rubicunda accepted by The Florilegium Society of the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, for an exhibition in 2020, and is working on a painting for The Oxford Botanic Garden Florilegium Society.
Her painting of Tulipa acuminata was exhibited at the Madrid Botanic Gardens in 2018.
Ros is a Fellow of the Eden Project Florilegium Society (FEPFS) , and was elected a Fellow of The Linnean Society of London (FLS) in October 2013. Ros was made a Fellow Member of the Society of Botanical Artists in November 2018, SBA(Fellow).