Mall Galleries have now informed us that the gallery is closed with immediate effect (March 19th) until further notice. This is to inform you that as well as ‘hand in’ being cancelled, the gallery has closed until further notice. We do not know what this means for our show, Plantae 2020. Right now it is hard to envisage the show going ahead as so much has to happen before it, but we are just not in a position to say much. So we won’t! We have no more information right now, so are really unable to answer questions, not least as many of us are holed up with vulnerable relatives and or trying to sort out other urgent arrangements. We are thinking of all our… Read more
Unfortunately this event has now been cancelled (March 17th). RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show in London is on next month. It’s great to see SBA Fellow Julia Trickey’s wonderful Anemones on the main flyer. Click here for more info and to book tickets. Unfortunately this event has now been cancelled (March 17th).
An announcement from our Co President Billy Showell redarding Yumi Henderson: SBA Fellow Yumi was a bright up and coming star of the botanical world, she was on the cusp of becoming a Fellow of the SBA when she suddenly passed away. The SBA council decided to award Yumi a posthumous Fellow membership to recognise her devotion to the art and celebrate her talent. I knew Yumi well and considered her a trusted friend so her loss has truly shaken me, she was so young and had so much talent still to show us. She was determined and yet humble about her achievements. Many of us caught up with Yumi at the annual SBA shows where she was much loved. We hope you will agree… Read more
This Sunday – 1st March, there is a ‘Botanical Art Surgery’ at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery in Kew Gardens, with Deborah Lambkin, who specializes in painting orchids. She’ll also be available to answer your questions and give practical advice on botanical illustration. For more info go to www.kew.org
Dianne Sutherland will be demonstrating painting flowers on vellum and paper, at the British Wildflowers Exhibition at Easton Walled Gardens (in the Coach House) this Sunday 1st March. Why not come along to watch, ask questions and take a walk around the beautiful gardens too! Entry included with garden fee. Dianne will also be there on Friday the 6th and Friday 13th March. This informal event is in the exhibition space, featuring the work of Dawn Wright and Polly Sutherland as well as Diannes. Normal garden admission applies. Free admission for Friends of Easton Walled Gardens. Go to Facebook – events For further information about the Gardens:https://www.visiteaston.co.uk/whats-on/coming-up
SBA Fellow Christopher Ryland has an interesting article on his creative approach to botanical art, in the current issue of the Artists and Illustrators magazine.