Easton Walled Gardens Exhibition

Botanical art celebrates the wonder of the natural beauty that surrounds us and Easton Walled Gardens are pleased to host its’ third annual Botanical Art exhibition, featuring the stunning work of three inspirational and well-respected artists. SBA Fellows, Dawn Wright, Dianne Sutherland and Polly Sutherland each interpret the subject of British Wildflowers through the challenging and demanding medium of botanical illustration and painting. Delve into the inside world of British wildflowers in this exhibition, with work which shows the intricate details of native flowers, including enlarged drawings of dissections, revealing their hidden detail. The exhibition is on from the 15th of February until the 15th March. Click here for more info

DLDC 17

The SBA Distance Learning Diploma Course held its Introductory Seminar for students of Course 17 at the Art Workers Guild in London last weekend. It is always exciting to meet the students! Course Director Simon Williams welcomed everyone, and tutors Penny Brown, Susan Hillier and Shevaun Doherty were there to demonstrate techniques and to give out useful tips on completing artwork. A big thank you to Pam Henderson, SBA secretary for organising such a great day!! Everyone went home smiling and feeling inspired!!

National Gallery of Ireland

If you are planning a trip to Ireland this year, be sure to visit The National Gallery of Ireland, where an exhibition of Irish Botanical Art ‘Drawn from Nature’ will be held, 7th March- 21st June 2020.This exhibition features work by Irish botanical artists of the past as well as contemporary Irish botanical artists, including two SBA Fellow members, Shevaun Doherty and Mary Dillon. Spanning almost 300 years, artists include William Kilburn, Ellen Hutchins, George Victor Du Noyer, Lady Edith Blake and Wendy Walsh. These pioneering men and women have made significant contributions to art, science and our understanding of the natural world. Inspired by Patricia Butler’s book Irish Botanical Illustrators and Flower Painters, the exhibition features prints, drawings and illustrated books from public and… Read more