Meryl Watts (1910 – 1992) was born in East London and worked predominantly as a painter and woodcut printer. After studying at the Blackheath School of Arts under the tutelage of another eminent British colour printmaker John Edgar Platt (1886-1967), she went on to achieve success in her own right, exhibiting at both the Royal Academy and the British Council. She is most well-known for her association with the manufactured village Portmeirion where she lived after being bombed out of London during the war. She was artist in residence for a number of years, painting views of the village and surrounding landscapes for tourists to buy. She later moved to Borth y Gest where she continued to work for almost half a century. The website merylwatts.co.uk displays an extensive collection of her work, varied in subject, medium and style. It is her rendering of plants and trees that have really captured our attention today. Here are a few below that demonstrate the diversity of her plant art work, but there are many others to enjoy.