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Iona Buchanan



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About the Artist

Iona Buchanan is a botanical illustrator and artist by training who works in watercolour and pencil on paper. Her work is characterised by the close attention to detail and features a wide range of flora and fauna including British birds, wildflowers, shells and penguins. Cards and Giclee Prints are also available for sale.

Iona's work is characterised by the attention to detail that is the hallmark of botanical illustration and she specialises in carefully observed paintings of individual subjects, all of which have in common a love of nature.

All of her images are watercolour and pencil. Following Art School and University at Aberdeen, she worked in a commercial Gallery in Edinburgh. Inspired by the work of Jane Cockburn, she went on to study at the Edinburgh Botanical Gardens. Wherever possible, she works from life and the great majority of her subjects are, therefore, found close to her Stirlingshire studio.

Living in rural Stirlingshire, she gets most of her inspiration by looking out of her studio window. She has planted a wildflower meadow and created wildlife areas at home to inspire her. Her hare illustrations are all inspired by a family of hares that live in her garden.

As well as Giclee prints, original paintings and cards, Iona has also used some of her images to design a range of homewares marketed by the company that bears her name: Iona Buchanan.


We are on the back road between Balfron & Fintry, know locally as the Honeyholm Road. What3Words app will bring you to the door - games.walled.guests Look for a low wooden sign and a row of wheelie bins on a 90 degree bend, next to Harviestoun.


Lernock Road
G63 0QF

Contact Details

Tel: 01360 860 121
Mob: 0771 966 9421
Email: [email protected], [email protected]