An art exhibition showcasing the array of wildflowers that can be enjoyed by visitors to a nature reserve has opened.

'Spring Awakening: a celebration of the wildflowers of Walthamstow Wetlands' is an appreciation of the flora, fauna and history of the reserve by artist and printmaker Anna Alcock, but particularly the many species of wildflowers that are often overlooked in favour of the myriad other wildlife that lives there.

Anna’s studio Inky Cuttlefish, where she creates her fine art prints and one-off pieces, is just a short walk away from the London Wildlife Trust nature reserve.

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Two of Anna Alcock's paintings. Pictures: Paul Tucker

"As a regular visitor to Walthamstow Wetlands, it’s a place I explore with my family and the wildflowers, bees and birds inspire my work, so I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to exhibit there," she said.

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The exhibition is at Walthamstow Wetlands Engine House Mezzanine, 2 Forest Road and is open from 9.30am to 3.30pm in March, and 9.30am to 4.30pm in April. It runs until April 28 and admission is free.

Visitors to Walthamstow Wetlands may already be familiar with Anna's work, as her ‘Wetlands Tale’ linocut, depicting the industrial heritage of the Coppermill Stream, can be seen on permanent display in the Coppermill Tower.

For more information about the artwork and printmaking classes of Anna Alcock, visit