Coral was one of the founders of BISCOT, the international exhibition of botanical art and illustration which in 2019 held its fifteenth annual exhibition at Gardening Scotland and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Starting from the suggestion that botanical artists should be able to exhibit in Scotland, rather than having to take their work to the RHS show in London, Coral assembled a small committee in 2005. She chaired it from its inception, and, with support from the Caley and RBGE, she has steered it to the successful and internationally acclaimed exhibition which it has become, showcasing the work of many well-known and up-and-coming botanical artists.

BISCOT has become a well-respected vehicle for home based and international artists to exhibit competitively in Edinburgh, and to compete for medals awarded by the Caley. She has placed Scotland firmly on the world map of botanical illustration. In addition, she has taught botanical painting at the RBGE, exhibited both at BISCOT and RHS Malvern, and she was part of the committee which put together the Flora Scotia exhibition in the RBGE as part of the Worldwide Season of Botanical Exhibitions. Coral’s contribution to botanical art in Scotland has been outstanding and sustained, giving tirelessly of her own time and talents.

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