Some publications written by Christina, or where she was sole or main illustrator.
See the Books page in the Shop for books to buy!
THE WHOLE STORY
Painting more than just the flowers
The latest book in the Botanical Portfolios series from Two Rivers Press showcases examples from Christina’s long and parallel careers in both illustration and art. She portrays plants and other life forms from all angles – scientific, aesthetic and cultural – to tell The Whole Story.
Published September 2020. Available to order from the publishers or from Christina – see Books page in the Shop.
A WILD PLANT YEAR
history, folklore and uses of Britain’s flora
A through-the-year record of some of Britain’s native wild plants, their cultural history, culinary or medicinal uses and the stories that surround them. Over 150 paintings, all made from life. Written and illustrated by Christina.
Published by Two Rivers Press, August 2016. £14.95
First edition now sold out but digital reprint available from Two Rivers Press http://tworiverspress.com
THE GREENWOOD TREES
history, folklore and uses of Britain’s trees
A companion volume to A Wild Plant Year, Christina’s new book relates the history of our relationship with some of Britain’s native trees (and a few favourite introductions too). Their timber, their reputed medicinal properties and the stories woven around them are all explored. Illustrated throughout with watercolours made from life.
Available from the publisher £15.99 plus P&P
To order a signed copy contact Christina for £18 incl P&P at
COLLINS WILD FLOWER GUIDE
Originally published as Collins Flower Guide in 2009, available in hardback, paperback and large-format editions. In June 2016 the revised 2nd edition was published in hardback. It is now available in paperback too. Available from bookshops and online.
A comprehensive guide to the wild flowers, grasses, sedges, rushes and ferns and native trees of the British Isles. Almost 2000 species described, with keys, and all the plants are illustrated. Christina painted 105 of the 240-odd plates. All the paintings were made from life where possible and the four artists between them spent thirteen and a half years painting!
A YEAR IN A VICTORIAN GARDEN
A description of his garden through the year 1875 by Victorian writer Henry Bright. Illustrated entirely from life, using varieties that would have been grown in that year. Christina was the sole illustrator. Published by Pyramid, ISBN 1 871307 570
An illustrated compendium of natural remedies, household aids and cosmetic preparations our grandmothers knew. Written and designed by Christina, lavishly illustrated by her and sixteen other botanical artists, and sold in aid of cancer charities.
A5, paperback, £10 including p&p
ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO CANCER RESEARCH AND PATIENT SUPPORT CHARITIES
Sorry, SOLD OUT!