AWARDS



"...giddy joyriders catch the whirling wind. Maple seeds spin away on lop-sided wings..."





"Desolate, polluted and strewn with rubbish, urban wastelands seem to offer hostile habitats, yet they teem with tenacious flora..."









ART IN THE GARDENS
FIRST PRIZE

In 2016 Amanda was awarded First Prize in her category at Art in the Gardens in Sheffield Botanical Gardens. Art in the Gardens is the largest outdoor art exhibition in the north of England.


Illustration on left
Sycamore Acer platanoides
Detail from The Wind Dispersal of Maple, Lime, Sycamore
and Hornbeam Seeds

Image on right
The award-winning work


Illustrations and words by
Amanda Willoughby
(Copyright 2007)



THE LYRA AWARD

Awarded at the UK Coloured Pencil Society Open Exhibition in 2003, for Fleshy Fruit. The work is an exploration of the diverse and complex surface textures of succulent fruits, using various coloured pencil techniques. The award was donated by the Lyra (UK) Pencil Company.


Illustrations on left
Walnut Juglans regia
Pear Pyrus species

Details from Festive Fruit

Illustrations on right
Plum Prunus species
Passion Fruit Passiflora edulis

Details from Fleshy Fruit


Illustrations by
Amanda Willoughby
(Copyright 1998 and 2002)



ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
GOLD MEDALS

Amanda's first RHS Gold Medal was awarded at the RHS London Flower Show in November 1997, for Plants of the Urban Wasteland.
Her second was awarded at the RHS London Flower Show in January 2002, for
Rare and Endangered Cornfield Flowers at Ryedale Folk Museum.


Illustrations on left and right
Coltsfoot Tussilago farfara
Honesty Lunaria annua

Details from Plants of the Urban Wasteland


Illustrations and words by
Amanda Willoughby

(Copyright 1997)



SOCIETY OF BOTANICAL ARTISTS CERTIFICATE OF BOTANICAL MERIT AWARD

Awarded at the Society of Botanical Artists Open Exhibition at Westminster Central Hall in London in 2004. The award is judged each year by an expert in the botanical field and was given to Amanda for Loculicidal, Poricidal and Valvate Capsules.


Illustrations on left and right
White Campion Silene alba
Opium Poppy Papaver somniferum

Details from Loculicidal, Poricidal and Valvate Capsules


Illustrations by
Amanda Willoughby

(Copyright 2007)



ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
SILVER-GILT MEDALS

Awarded at the London Botanical Art Show in 2015 for Metallophytes: Heavy Metal Tolerant Plants of Abandoned Lead Mines and at RHS London Flower Shows in January 2004 and 2000 for Wildflowers of Arable Land and Plants in the City Pavement respectively.

A Silver-Gilt Lindley Medal was awarded at the RHS London Flower Show in January 2001 for Methods of Successful Seed Dispersal. Lindley Medals are given for exhibits of special scientific and educational interest.


Illustrations above on left and right
Mountain Pansy Viola lutea
Bladder Campion Silene vulgaris

Details from Metallophytes

Illustrations on left and right
Himalayan Balsam Impatiens glandulifera
Columbine Aquilegia vulgaris

Details from Methods of Successful Seed Dispersal


Illustrations by
Amanda Willoughby

(Copyright 2007 and 2018)



"...and a lime seed twists and twirls around me, free-falling in a dizzy pirouette."





"...and offer a vivid illustration of nature's ability to reclaim and transform areas of human-made ugliness and dereliction."