RHS Medal winners

Congratulations go to all the artists winning medals at the RHS art and plant fair at the RHS halls in London. Out of the SBA members there was Simon Williams, DLDC course director who won a gold medal for his ‘Nepenthes’ collection. Christina Hart-Davies won a gold medal also for her paintings of  ‘Common British Corticolous Lichens’ Sue Wickison won a silver-gilt for her paintings of  ‘Plants of the Holy Qur’an‘ Michael Lakin won a silver for his paintings on the theme of  ‘The Life Cycle of Edible legumes‘. Unfortunately the paintings by Tomoko Nakamoto – ‘Irises in Japan’ were not judged as half the paintings are still in Customs. For a comprehensive review of the show please visit Katherine Tyrell’s blog here :  Medal Winners 2018

RHS Art and Plant Fair

From the 11th -12th of July the RHS Plant & Art Fair at the Lindley Hall in London, will be showcasing the very best of botanical art and photography, with UK and international artists from as far afield as Australia, the USA and Japan. Several SBA artists will be exhibiting, including Christina Hart-Davies, Simon Williams – the DLDC course director, Tomoko Nakamoto, Michael Lakin and Sue Wickison. The show will also explore the art of the Japanese Garden, with features including Ikebana inspired workshops. RHS Art and Plant Show info

The SBA at Woburn Abbey Garden

Make sure to visit Woburn Abbey Garden show this weekend, the 23rd and 24th of June. We have 23 SBA artists taking part and a total of 83 paintings. SBA President Billy Showell is doing a workshop on the Saturday. Billy’s workshop There will be prints, cards and SBA merchandise, as well as a display of botanical artwork from the Woburn Abbey art Collections. More can be seen on the Woburn Abbey website This is a wonderful opportunity to visit a great garden designed by Humphry Repton. We are in good company with a number of garden celebrities present at the Garden Show, including Pippa Greenwood and Adam Frost. Tickets for entry to the Woburn Abbey Show are £14 or £13 concession rate plus £8 for… Read more

Peter Scott Gallery Event

There is a special event day coming up this Saturday, June the 9th, at the Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Martin Allen with his exhibition talk and tour 11am-12noon and Sarah Morrish chatting about Fieldwork & Research Techniques for Botanical Artists 2-3pm. It will also be your last chance to see the Botanical art Worldwide exhibition for England and Wales, which closes later on the same day. Gallery of SBA artist paintings at Lancaster University