Botanical Books

SBA Fellow Jackie Isard has been busy writing botanical watercolour books. One for beginners from her new mini series is out now and the other called ‘Watercolour mixing techniques for botanical artists’ will be published next March so one to look out for. Link to Jackies shop

Flora Mundi

It’s great to see plenty of exhibitions on at the moment to brighten these chilly days. The Birmingham Society of Botanical Artists have an upcoming exhibition at the end of October. It features work from SBA Fellows Adrienne Roberts and Jeni Neale -who organised the event. Go to Birmingham society of botanical artists for more information.

Florilegium:a gathering of flowers

New and existing works by contemporary artists Lee Mingwei, Annalee Davis, Wendy McMurdo and Lyndsay Mann join over 40 established botanical illustrators such as SBA Fellows – Giovanni Cera, Eunike Nugroho, Sunanda Widel, Anna Suprunenko, Julia Asenbaum and Natalia Alatortseva in Florilegium: A gathering of flowers, at Inverleith House, in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Botanical artists from all over the world present detailed studies of plants, revealing how flowers can elicit cultural, historic, geographic, socio-political and scientific ideas, and inviting visitors to explore the rich diversity of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s extensive Living Collection. The biennial exhibition is the first of a new programme as Inverleith House begins its transformation into Climate House, following the award of Outset Contemporary Art Fund’s Transformative Grant. Free entry. Please book… Read more

WSA

Congratulations to SBA Fellow Sarah Wood, who has two really beautiful paintings in the Wirral Society of Art Annual Exhibition. The WSA annual exhibition is usually held at the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, but due to the current restrictions, the exhibition this year is online, which means that we all get a chance to view the work.https://williamsonartgallery.org/wsa-2020/