The digital divide – botanical illustration in an age of change

Posted on January 20, 2015 by Niki under Uncategorized
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© Niki Simpson We have seen rapid changes in technology, economics, environment and culture. Internet and digital technologies are re-shaping and will continue to re-shape many aspects of our lives, some apparent and some behind scenes, enabling new possibilities and amplifying all manner of potentials. Science, printing and publishing industries and communications have all embraced […]

Art or Science? Sci-art & Visual Botany

Posted on January 14, 2015 by Niki under Uncategorized
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© Niki Simpson Botanical art in general is said to straddle the supposed art-science divide. From the early herbals right through to today’s scientific floras, artists have worked with botanists to create accurate, detailed and often beautiful illustrations to support their scientific texts. For me though, there is no division, simply a continuum of everything. […]

Time flies

Posted on January 5, 2015 by Niki under Uncategorized
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© Niki Simpson Incredible though it seems to me, I find that I have now been creating these digital botanical images for over ten years, so why a new name and website? The answer is twofold. Firstly, there is another Niki Simpson website which is completely unrelated to botany or plants, and secondly, since my […]

Happy Christmas

Posted on December 21, 2014 by Niki under Uncategorized
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Just in case anyone has stumbled on these brand new pages, I would like to wish them a Happy Christmas. Here is the holly, ivy and mistletoe  – which I put together recently for a header for Dr M’s interesting and entertaining AdventBotany. Enjoy your mid-winter festivities!  

Acknowledgements

Posted on December 17, 2014 by Niki under Uncategorized
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I imagine some people, on sitting down to begin a new blog, find that when the moment comes, they wonder where to start, but not so for me. I simply have to open by recording my sincere thanks to those who supported me right from the start. In those days I was working in the […]

Hello plant world!

Posted on December 2, 2014 by Niki under Uncategorized
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