Reinhild Raistrick is a botanical artist, born in Tanzania and now living in Suffolk.
She has painted wild flowers in various parts of the world, ranging from the Tien Shan Mountains, Kazakhstan to the Mediterranean, from East and South Africa to the British Isles. In 1991 - 1992 she was involved in painting flowers of the equatorial rainforests, Tanzania. A number of her flower paintings from there were purchased by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for their permanent collection. Some of her work is featured in the Curtis's Botanical Magazine. The August 2000 edition devoted a whole issue on the Genus Fritillaria, using her paintings.
She exhibits both locally and nationally and has been awarded four Gold Medals by the Royal Horticultural Society. Reinhild tutors in Botanical Painting at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden, as well as other centres.
Her great love and interest is painting wild flowers in situ.
She is a member of the Society of Botanical Artists, with whom she regularly exhibits. She has also been one of the tutors for the SBA Distance Learning Diploma Course since its inception in 2005. She retired from the tutoring in 2017. She is also a member of the East Anglian Iceni Botanical Artists. As well as exhibiting annually, the group have completed a project on illustrating and recording the rare and endangered Breckland Flora. This has led on to the publication of a book, 'Breckland Wild Flowers' by the Iceni Botanical Artists. This is available through their website.
She is at present working on a project recording the wild orchids of Holy Island, Lindisfarne. These include the very rare orchid Helleborine sanctus.
Reinhild accepts commissions. For more information, please contact her.