Joanna Langhorne


Born 1945

Studied at Lancaster College of Art and the Central School of Arts and Crafts, taught also by her father, John Nash of Flatford Mill, Mary Grierson and Margaret Stones. Official Artist in Residence RGB Kew 1972-1980, thereafter freelance - mainly with Kew. Work in major collections. Joint RHS Gold Medal for Lavandula Monograph. Currently principal illustrator for two forthcoming Kew Monographs : Juno Iris and Fritillaria. Working on illustrating plants and creatures in Downe Bank - Darwin’s inspiration for the final paragraph ‘The Entangled Bank’ in Origin of Species, 1859.

Works by Joanna Langhorne in the collection


Dr Shirley Sherwood Presents: 'Mountain Ash' by Joanna Langhorne


Dr Sherwood chose this piece to be in her collection because of the punchy autumnal colours and the exquisite red berries. An eye-catching piece to pay homage to the increasingly endangered Mountain Ash.