CBM Awards

The last batch of our Plantae 21 awards are the Certificates of Botanical Merit: Malus domestica by Josie WhiteCalifornia poppies by Eunike NugrohoAmaranth by Gaye GrossmanNature table seeds and fruit by Christina Hart DaviesHippeastrum in grey by Anneli FriskCherry Tomatoes by Dianne FrankAnigozanthos manglesii by Carolyn MurdochTeloschistes chrysophthalmus by Shevaun DohertyFirewheel Tree by Melinda EdsteinGueldenstaedtia verna (Georgi) Boriss by Heeson BaikFritillaria meleagris by Isabel MischkaFicus auriculata by Sunanda Verma WidelNepenthes spathulata x N. diatas with dissection by Simon WilliamsWildflower Meadow by Anna DowdAllium cepa by Katerina Kravchenko Congratulations to all of our talented artists.

Exhibiting Excellence Awards

The next batch of our awards are the Exhibiting Excellence Awards. For the most inspiring use of colour: Seonju Park for Poppy For the most innovative composition: Sunanda Widel for Ficus auriculata For the most contemporary example of Botanical art: Tammy McEntee for Seasons end Exhibiting Excellence in the depiction of wild flora:Melinda Edstein for Firewheel treeVicky Mappin for Early spring meadowAnna Dowd for Wildflower meadow Exhibiting Excellence – 6 different media:Watercolour Artists: Jane Goodson for ‘Edged Auricula’Giovanni Cera for ‘Ficus carica – Apulian figs’Tomoko Nakamoto for ‘Iris pseudacorus‘    Ink Artist: Rachel Munn for ‘Solitary Farm Oak’ Gouache Artist: Nicole Oliver Pentucci for ‘Citrus x limon – Four seasons – tree of life study (ii)’ Oil Artist: Tanja Möderscheim for ‘Zilver Standaard Dutch heritage tulip’ Coloured… Read more

In House Awards

The first batch of our Plantae 2021 in-house awards: The Presidents Choice Award: Artist – Sarah CaswellThe Joyce Cuming Presentation Award – A legacy from Joyce Cuming: Artist – Tammy McEntee for ‘A bevy of bumpy beauties’Margaret Granger Award – For the best work or body of work by a member elected in the last two years: Artist – Anne PieusserguesJoanna Craig-McFeely award – a true botanical piece of work: Artist – Reinhild Raistrick for ‘Paeonia lutea‘Suzanne Lucas Memorial Award– outstanding service to the society: Artist – Penny Stenning – for outstanding service including many years on the council and fulfilling many roles.Vintage Paper Company Awards – 2 winners each receive a £100 voucher1. Best use of paper (using the properties of the paper) in… Read more

Gloucestershire Society for Botanical Illustration

The 27th May 2021 is the launch of the new Botanical art exhibition with the GSBI – Gloucestershire Society for Botanical Illustration – ‘Botanical Treasures: inspiration from nature in porcelain and on paper’. It has been made possible by the Finnis Scott Foundation Botanical Art Award 2020.www.museumofroyalworcester.org/  Press Release artwork created in lockdown for new Botanical Treasures Exhibition

Naturally Brilliant Colour

This promises to be a very exciting exhibition! Opening on 17th May at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery at Kew, ‘Naturally Brilliant Colour’ offers visitors the chance to experience colour like never before! Recently scientists have discovered how to recreate Pure Structural Colour, the dazzling bright colour found on plants and insects. Botanical artist Coral Guest was then invited to create the first botanical artwork using technology to accurately reproduce the brightest colours seen in the wild.The exhibition will also explore the role of colour in the natural world, and how artists have depicted the brightest shades through the ages, as well as giving visitors an insight into how this new technology could be used in the future. For more info visit the link here: https://www.kew.org/…/naturally-brilliant-colour…