Leigh Ann Gale

Horsham, West Sussex

Leigh Ann is an award winning professional botanical artist and diploma graduate of the English Gardening School, Chelsea Physic Garden. She has exhibited her paintings worldwide, and several of her works have been acquired for prestigious collections including the Royal Archives and the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh, USA, as well as many private collections both in the UK and abroad.

Although now drawing and painting botanical subjects, Leigh Ann pursued a career in the design industry after obtaining a BA(Hons) in Graphic Design. She also holds a Diploma in Technical Illustration.

Leigh Ann is an RHS medallist and contributes work to a number of Florilegiums including the Sydney Florilegium Society in Australia, and the Nymans Florilegium and Leonardslee Gardens Florilegium in Sussex. Additionally she is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists and locally to her home in Sussex, the Horsham School of Botanical Artists and Horsham Artists.

Leigh Ann teaches botanical art and illustration for all abilities in Sussex, Surrey and further afield by special request and is highly regarded as an adviser and mentor on the subject. Please visit her website for current course and workshop information and availability, or if you would like to discuss tuition for your group or mentoring if you are following a certificated botanical art course.

Leigh Ann has written two books for the Crowood Press: "Botanical Illustration - the complete guide" which was published in 2018 and her second book "Colour for Botanical Artists" and Illustrators was published in Autumn 2021. Her third book, "Drawing and Painting Leaves" will be published towards the end of 2024. Leigh Ann's books are available through her website, Crowood Press, Amazon, high street and online bookshops.

A number of Leigh Ann's paintings are also published as greeting cards. Please visit her Etsy Shop to purchase https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LeighAnnGaleArt

Leigh Ann undertakes commissioned work. Please contact her by email or through her website if you would like to discuss commissioning a painting.


Drawing, Watercolour


Flowers, Plants

Favoured Products & Brands

Winsor & Newton Artists' watercolours

Arches Hot Pressed Paper

Winsor & Newton Series 7 Miniature sable brushes/da Vinci Kolinsky sable brushes


2009 RHS London Orchid Show, Group silver grenfell award

2013 Kirstenbosch Botanical Art Biennale, South Africa, Bronze medal

2015 RHS London Botanical Art Show, Silver medal