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Elkan, Lesley


Lesley Elkan holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Art (Plant and Wildlife Illustration). She has been a botanical illustrator for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney since 1995, where she produces black and white scientific drawings. Lesley has been awarded the Linnean Society of London's, 'Jill Smythies Award' (2004) and the Margaret Flockton Award for Excellence in Scientific Illustration (2008) of which she is now a co-curator. Her watercolour paintings are held in collections across the world. te