Below is a map at the beginning of her autobiography which indicates where she went painting plants.
|Countries Marianne North travelled to and painted plants and flowers|
Life begins at 40
All this started after the age of 40 while travelling solo, painting in oils, dressed in long Victorian dresses and making plans for a new Gallery to house her collection of paintings when she got back to England.
Admittedly her family was well connected and she was comfortably off, but she still had to endure an awful lot while off painting in the back of beyond!
The Marianne North Gallery
This is now the only permanent solo exhibition by a woman artist in the UK - and you can find it at the Marianne North gallery in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
In the meantime, if you'd like to find out more about Marianne North, the new page covers
- the timeline of her life and travels
- her paintings and painting methods
- The Marianne North Gallery at Kew