Fungi have held a long-standing fascination for some botanical artists and even though they are not part of the plant kingdom, the illustration of them falls into this genre of drawing and painting.
Artists that illustrate fungi are often amateur mycologists themselves.
Two such botanical artists are Sarah Morrish and Claire Ward. Sarah is based in Hampshire and Claire in west Wales. Both artists combine their fascination of the natural world with their artwork and they not only depict fungi, but other botanical and natural science subjects. Their paintings often carry a conservation message too, showing plants from rare and/or declining habitats.