Mary Comber Miles

Mary Comber Miles’ work has been exhibited in individual and group shows in Britain, the United States and throughout Canada. Her work is regularly displayed at botanical gardens throughout North America and appears in many important public and private collections of botanical art. Mary has kindly sent me the following piece, published in the VanDusen Botanical Garden Bulletin, March 1993 …

Botanical Art

Some Notes on Botanical Art: You will find an article by renowned botanical artist Mary Comber Miles, by clicking on her name in the subject line above. Also two of her paintings, one at the start of the article, one right at the end.And to see extraordinary work by Alison Watt,click here: A very old discipline — some of the …

Amazonia

Richard Schultes Amazon …I can’t think of a better way to start than by looking up this book about the ethnobotanist Richard Schultes, and his years of Amazon exploration. The Lost Amazon is by Wade Davis. An amazing story and remarkable photographs. Also, I hope you can find some of the volumes to do with the seminal work in the …

Etruscans

Who Were they Really? During research for my novel The Whirling Girl, I’ve learned that archaeologists don’t approve of the word “mysterious” being applied to the Etruscans. Still, they do admit that an aura of uncertainty lingers around those ancient peoples who once dominated almost the whole of Italy and the surrounding seas. Etruscan literature was lost in ancient times. …