Shirley Sherwood kindly replied to my letter but wasn’t able to put me in touch with any Chinese Botanical Artists. There’s only one featured in her fabulous collection, although interestingly, quite a few Japanese artists.

I can’t find any reference anywhere to a Chinese Botanical Artist organisation, but have made contact with VANDA magazine produced by GABA, the Guild of Asian Botanical Artists who have been very helpful

It seem to me that Chinese artists were employed voraciously when China was producing a National Flora. Finding them now, when the Flora has been completed, is quite another thing.