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Wickison Sue

Phone: (+64 4) 478 5090 | Mobile: 027 467 0127
Website: www.suewickison.com/

Sue Wickison, Contemporary Botanical Art

Sue was born and brought up in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Her passion for natural history was nurtured by her father, a teacher, amateur botanist and artist who used to take her on expeditions locating, identifying and collecting botanical specimens.

  • Honours degree in Scientific Illustration from Middlesex University London
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Kew - Nine years as an illustrator working on various publications
  • Winston Churchill Fellowship to travel to the Solomon Islands to collect orchids for Kew Gardens
  • Solo show New Zealand House London and RHS November 2006
  • Solo show Savill Gardens, Windsor UK April / May 2007
  • New Zealand Plant Conservation Network commission
  • RHS Show London December 2008 – Gold medal


Sue has travelled extensively and worked on illustrated books for the Agricultural and Forestry departments in the Solomon Islands, Nepal and Vanuatu. She has also produced over 50 natural history stamp designs for several countries in the Pacific, including New Zealand.

Sue Wickison and her family have now settled in New Zealand where Sue works as a freelance botanical artist working on both the intriguing native flora and also plants of international interest.