Art Forms In Nature

The wonderful graphite work of Guy William Eves, SBA Fellow, is being displayed along with the photographic work of Karl Blossfeldt, the German photographer, sculptor, teacher, and artist, best known for his close-up photographs of plants and living things, published in 1929 as Urformen der Kunst. There will also be many important items on display from the museums archives including drawing aids used by Prof. John Henslow who was Charles Darwin’s mentor at Cambridge University, and the bird books by John Gould (Birds of Europe) showing the hand coloured etchings. There will also be a day seminar on 24th January entitled “Drawing on Life: Natural History Illustrations” and Guy will be talking about Botanical art along with Chrissie Lightfoot, and Gilliam Barlow will be speaking… Read more

Call for entries – Plantae 2020

The Society invites artists to submit their very best work to our open exhibition. Whether an artist working in watercolour, oils, gouache, graphite, colour pencil or pen & ink, a botanical illustrator, a printmaker, ceramic artists, sculptor, jeweller or glass artist, we are seeking work with a strong exhibiting presence to be part of our show at Mall Galleries in 2020. Our only criteria are that all work must: Be predominantly of botanical content, Be botanically accurate, Be visually pleasing, Have strong wall appeal, Be work you are proud of. All work must be original, (all prints must be hand pulled and NOT giclee). We regret we do not currently accept photography or other digital art forms. Maximum dimension is 120cm on the longest side.… Read more

Shirley Sherwood Collection

Congratulations to all the ‘Masters of Botanical Art’ whose work is featured in Shirley Sherwood’s wonderful new exhibition ‘Modern Masterpieces of Botanical Art’ at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Kew Gardens.To celebrate the exhibition, there was a fantastic party on Tuesday evening. It is an impressive exhibition and worth visiting.For those who can’t attend, you can see the work on the great new Shirley Sherwood Gallery website here