Barbara Oozeerally


Born 1953

Barbara Oozeerally, born in 1953, Poland, works in London, England. An architect by profession, she became a botanical artist in 1996 and has since taken part in many exhibitions in England, Australia, South Africa and the USA. Barbara’s paintings have won many awards, including two gold medals from the Royal Horticultural Society and Certificates of Botanical Merit from both the Society of Botanical Artists in London and the American Society of Botanical Artists. Other achievements include the prestigious Diane Bouchier Award for Excellence in Botanical Art, a silver medal from the Kirstenbosch Biennale Exhibition of Botanical Art and winning the Channel 4 Watercolour Challenge at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 1999. Barbara’s works are in many private and public collections, including the Hunt Institute of Botanical Art, the RBG, Kew Archives, the RHS Lindsey Library and the Shirley Sherwood Collection. In 2014 she published the book 'Magnolias in art and cultivation' with over 150 illustrations painted over nine years. She is now working on another book on magnolias. Barbara has had a new hybrid of magnolia and nerine named after her.

Works by Barbara Oozeerally in the collection


Dr Shirley Sherwood Presents: 'Cone of Pinus pinaster' by Barbara Oozeerally


Listen as Dr Shirley Sherwood OBE talks through this fantastic rich and detailed painting of a pine cone by Barbara Oozeerally.