RHS Show 2021

The 2021 RHS Botanical Art and Photography show is on at the Saatchi Gallery in London until 3rd October 2021, 10.00 – 18.00 daily and 21.00 on Thursdays. There were 6 SBA Fellows among the 15 Botanical Art exhibitors, with a fabulous range of work.  All 6 were awarded a medal: Pauleen Trim  – Gold Medal for her exhibit ”Native British Deciduous Trees Featuring Galls” and also The Best Botanical Artwork award for her painting Fraxinus excelsior (Ash Tree) Toni Dade  – Gold Medal for her exhibit “Pomegranate Punica granatum” Mariko Aikawa  – Gold Medal for her exhibit “Tillandsia” Guy William Eves  – Silver-Gilt Medal for his exhibit “For The Love Of Ferns” Jarnie Godwin  – Silver-Gilt Medal for her exhibit “Echinacea: Life Through Colour”… Read more

Botanicals and Bees

Louisa Crispin SBA Fellow is to have a solo show at NewArt Gallery at 7 Hyde Gardens in Eastbourne opening on 18th September and continuing until 31st October.She is planning to be at the Gallery for the opening weekend from midday on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th.Please check with Peter before you travel long distances to be sure on 01323 4064427Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne BN21 4PN Email: [email protected]

A Flamboyance of Flowers

This is Sandra’s first solo exhibition since stepping down as President of the SBA in 2018. It runs from Sept 16th to 26th September in the ancient town of Hadleigh, Suffolk at the Hadleigh Old School gallery, a new gallery venue.It is closed Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st September.It features a comprehensive body of work in a variety of styles and media, including watercolour, graphite, and mixed media.Wishing Sandra the best of luck with the show; it’ll be stunning.

New Presidential Team

Here is our new SBA Presidential Team- Shevaun Doherty, Claire Ward, and Diane Marshall. This triumvirate was chosen because each person brings a different set of skills with them to the leadership role. Claire, Shevaun, and Diane have worked together successfully on a number of SBA projects over the past year, establishing a great working relationship and friendship. Interestingly, they all started their involvement with the SBA as students of the SBA Diploma Course, before becoming Associate members, then Fellow members, and finally, members of the SBA Council. We feel that this gives them a unique perspective on how the society is run, and what our members are looking for. There are lots of exciting plans and ideas ahead!


Yesterday our lovely co-Presidents Gael Sellwood and Billy Showell chaired the AGM, and then both stepped down from their formal roles of President, Trustee and SBA Council Member. On behalf of all the Fellow members of the SBA, we would like to thank them for all their hard work, encouragement and support over the years. They have been fantastic leaders and have done a huge amount of work transforming the society.We’re going to miss you both.