Mally Francis FLS – Books

Fellow of the Linnean Society.

Founder Chairman of the Eden Project Florilegium Society.

Fellow of the Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society.

Eden Project Botanical Art tutor

Mally’s CV 2017

If you can paint one leaf …

Written and illustrated by Mally Francis FLS

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“If you can paint one leaf, you can paint the world” John Ruskin.

This booklet is designed to be an aide-memoire for those who find painting leaves a little daunting!

Many botanical artists are excited by the prospect of painting beautiful flowers, but then struggle with the leaves and finish up with “identi-kit” foliage.

All leaves are different and this booklet will show you how to mix your greens, how to paint smooth, hairy or puckered leaves and how to create depth in your work.

Softback 48 pages A4 landscape format. Price £15.00 plus p&p. Only available from Mally Francis FLS, The Wagon House, Heligan Manor, St Ewe, Cornwall PL26 6EW


Heligan Days

Fully illustrated by Mally Francis

Heligan Days








A perpetual diary with seasonal illustrations throughout.

Available from The Lost Gardens of Heligan