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Interested in plants and art since childhood, Dr. Sherwood earned her undergraduate degree in Botany from Oxford University and her D.Phil working in a team which discovered the drug Tagamet.
She started the Shirley Sherwood Collection in 1990 and it now includes well over 1,000 paintings and drawings, representing the work of more than 300 contemporary botanical artists from 36 countries around the world.
"This is a real hidden gem. What a wonderful array of scenes, flora and fauna paintings. Mesmerising in this day and age."Visitor - Trip Advisor
On the SSC YouTube, watch Dr. Sherwood discuss works from the collection in detail, as well as videos of SSC artists speaking on their botanical art background and practice.Visit us on YouTube