|Born||6 Julie 1945|
Paisley, Scotland, Unitit Kinrick
|Dee'd||17 Januar 2008 (aged 62)|
Edinburgh, Scotland, Unitit Kinrick
|Eddication||St Margaret's School, Edinburgh, East of Scotland College|
|Kent for||Botanical Illustration|
Purves wis born in 1945 in Paisley, Scotland, an twa year later flittit tae Edinburgh wi her faimily, whaur she went tae St. Margaret's School. She gaint a degree in agricultur frae Edinburgh and East of Scotland College of Agriculture. She traint in Cambridge as a seed tester.
Purves quit the Royal Botanic Garden in 1976 tae focus on her thrift as a botanical airtist. Her wark wis shawn athort the warld, in the Unitit States, Ireland, Germany an Japan, wi the Queen's Ryal Botanist descrievin her as ane o Britain's leadin airtists. She wis awairdit the Jill Smythies Award in 1998.
Purves deet on 17 Januar 2008 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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