Bienvenue dans l’atelier de Sandrine Maugy

Sandrine started painting botanical subjects when her enjoyment of gardening, fascination for colour and passion for painting suddenly collided. She started with Botanical Illustration and slowly drifted towards Botanical Painting, using composition and intense colours to create contemporary plant portraits.

“Ever since I spied a painting of Sandrine’s in a local exhibition and bought it, I have admired her developing talent for the careful depiction of wild and garden flowers, fruits and plants. She regularly visits my garden, producing paintings of rare and unusual plants some of which hang in our home, admired by visitors.” Roy Lancaster.

The blog pages work together with Sandrine’s free YouTube channel Flora’s Patch, where you can find a range of videos, including some demonstrations.

Sandrine is a member of the Society of Botanical Artists and the Association Of Illustrators.

Sandrine Maugy is French and has been living in England since 1994.

In December 2001, she was awarded a Certificate in Botanical Illustration (with distinction) by London Art College.

In March 2002, she was elected member of the Society of Floral Painters.

In June 2002, she was commissioned by eminent plantsman Roy Lancaster to paint a rare honeysuckle growing in his garden. This was the first one of many paintings depicting Roy’s magnificent garden. In January 2004, the paintings were exhibited at the Royal Horticultural Society Hall in London, where Sandrine was awarded a Silver medal for the display.

In February 2006, she was made an Associate member of the Society of Botanical Artists, and a full member in 2008.

In 2009, Sandrine became a tutor for the Society of Botanical Artists Diploma course.

She was the writer and tutor for the Botanical Illustration Advanced Course run by London Art College from 2010 to 2014.

Since 2005, Sandrine has been writing regular articles for Artists & Illustrators Magazine, more than 50 to date. She was featured on the cover in June 2009.

Her first book, Colours of Nature, was published in 2013.

She has been teaching Botanical Painting for the illustrious West Dean College since 2005 and started running textile courses for them as well in 2016.

She joined the Association Of Illustrators in September 2016.

Her inspiration comes from nature and the ephemeral beauty of plants, with a particular interest in colour and light.

Her favourite subjects are flamboyant tulips, roses, pears and quinces and all kinds of fruit followed by dead leaves when the autumn comes.



Chairman’s Award for excellence, winner, Society of Floral Painters

Miggy and Gordon Bath Award for Best Oil Painting, Winner, Society of Floral Painters

2007 Chairman’s Trophy, Runner Up, Society of Floral Painters
2007 Best Still Life, Best of Hampshire Artists exhibition
2007 Highly Commended, Best of Hampshire Artists exhibition
2007 Miggy and Gordon Bath Award for best Oil Painting, Runner Up, Society of Floral Painters
2007 Certificate of Botanical Merit, Society of Botanical Artists
2005 Best Oil Painting, Second Prize, Society of Floral Painters
2004 Popular Choice, Second Prize, Society of Floral Painters
2004 Silver Medal, Royal Horticultural Society
2003 Hillier Legacy Award, Society of Floral Painters