Author and Illustrator
Working for Search Press, Penny has been the author and illustrator of ten books:
Botanical Drawing – A Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Flowers, Vegetables, Fruit and Other Plant Life. 2018 isbn9781782212607
This book is a set text on the Society of Botanical Artists internationally acclaimed Distance Learning Course. It is listed as one of the best botanical art instruction books by the influential blog botanicalartandartists.com and is a best seller on Amazon.
The book provides a thorough and expert guide to botanical drawing, through detailed text, examples of the authors own studies, short exercises and larger projects. Penny Brown produces traditional botanical drawings primarily rendered in pencil.
The book touches on the history of botanical drawing, the rules and practicalities, and includes an accessible, basic study of botany for the absolute beginner. From creating an initial line drawing to adding tone and then creating more complex compositions, Botanical Drawing is a detailed study of the practice for anyone wishing to explore the subject in great depth, led by an expert artist.
The Aboriginal Art Colouring Book. 2015. ISBN9781782213512
How to Draw Garden Flowers. 2013. ISBN9781844488797
Maori Designs – The Design Library. 2012. ISBN9781844488421
Art Nouveau Designs – The Design Library. 2012. ISBN9781844487264
Celtic Designs – The Design Library. 2012. ISBN9781844487257
Aboriginal Designs – Design Source Book. 2007. ISBN9781844482535
Floral Borders and Motifs – Design Source Book. 2007. ISBN9781844481217
Aztec Designs – Design Source Book. 2007. ISBN9781844480869
Native American designs – Design Source Book. 2007. ISBN9781844480517
Working for other publishers, she has illustrated close to 100 books, highlights include:
Anness Publications: The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Butterflies and Moths. 2012
The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Insects. 2010
The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Marine Fish and Sea Creatures. 2007
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Wild Flowers of the Americas. 2007
The World Encyclopedia of Wild Flowers and Fauna. 2006
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Trees of Britain and Europe. 2005
Ava Books: Fashion Design – The Complete Guide. 2012
Batsford Publisher: Royal School of Needlework: Embroidery Techniques. 2000
David & Charles Publishers: Family Memory Album. 1998
The Scrap Craft Project Book. 1998
Chrysalis Books: Wildlife Gardening. 2005
Guild of Master Craftsmen: Wildlife Habitats for your Garden. 2011
Success with Organic Fruit. 2006
Success with Organic Vegetables. 2006
Creative Log Cabin Patchwork. 2003
Stained Glass. 2001
Beginners’ Guide to Herb Gardening . 2001
Liberty’s: The Liberty Home. 1997
Lorenz Books: Astanga Yoga. 2004
Chakra Healing. 2002
The Practical Encyclopedia of Sewing. 1999
MQP: Homemade Cakes. 2006.
Homemade Cookies. 2006
Zen Reflections. 2002.
The Year of Spirituality. 2002
The Ayurvedic Year. 2001.
The Yoga Year. 2001.
The Simple Path to Yoga. 2001
Easy Country Crafts. 1998
Museum Quilts Publications: Beautiful Cross Stitch. 1996
Sweet and Simple Country Quilts. 1996
Kid’s Country. 1996
Art Deco Quilts. 1995
Quilts around the Year. 1994
Learning to Quilt. 1994
Reader’s Digest: The Reader’s Digest Book of Patchwork, Applique and Quilting. 1997