Gainsborough: See the works of a Gainsborough artist at an exhibition at the Trinity Arts Centre

Artist and designer Amanda Willoughby is holding an exhibition at the Trinity Arts Centre

Artist and designer Amanda Willoughby is holding an exhibition at the Trinity Arts Centre

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Award-winning artist and designer Amanda Willoughby, from Gainsborough, is exhibiting her work at the Trinity Arts Centre over the Christmas period.

Amanda’s exhibition is entitled Marsh, Meadow and Metropolis, to reflect the different habitats in which plants are found, including urban environments.

The show will feature some of her Royal Horticultural Society Gold Medal award-winning illustrations of endangered cornfield flowers and urban plants, alongside some more recent work - a plant alphabet inspired by the newly-restored RSPB Beckingham Marshes Nature Reserve, near Gainsborough.

Amanda grew up on a farm in Lea, where her interest in plants began, and her work is still informed by memories of the woods and fields of her childhood home.

She attended Gainsborough High School from 1973 to 1980, before leaving for art school in London.

In 1994 she returned to education to study botanical illustration at the University of Sheffield.

She regularly returns to Gainsborough to visit her family.

Amanda has exhibited work with the UK Coloured Pencil Society, the National Trust, the Royal Horticultural Society, the Society of Botanical Artists and the Campaign for Drawing, at venues as diverse as the London Natural History Museum, Westminster Central Hall, the Ruskin Gallery, Ryedale Folk Museum, Cumberland Pencil Museum and The Malvern Spring Gardening Show. She has recently been selected to exhibit her illustrations of metallophyte flora at the London Botanical Art Show in February 2015. And she has won Amanda has won two RHS Gold Medals for her work.

Her exhibition at the Trinity Arts Centre is taking place fromSaturday 13th December to Thursday 22nd January.