Rachel Pedder-Smith is a botanical artist who trained at the Royal College of Art, London. She is best known for her ground-breaking and exquisite 18-foot Herbarium Specimen Painting, displayed at Kew Gardens. She also moderates the Botanical Illustration Diploma at Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh and has been awarded four RHS gold medals.
Her paintings are included in many notable collections, including the Shirley Sherwood Collection, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation and the Lindley Library. Rachel's paintings have been adapted by Liberty London for fabric designs and one of these, named 'Floral Eve', was used by Vivienne Westwood for a dress in her Summer 2013 collection. She is also the author of RHS Flowers Watercolour Art Pad.