This week we had our annual Christmas sparkling tea. Ali Dempster, garden designer gave us a insight into what goes on behind the scenes at Chelsea and Hampton court. A delicious tea and a Christmas gift of seeds to take home made the perfect afternoon. A huge thank you for the kind donation of seeds from the Organic Garden Catalogue and Thompson and Morgan and Rootgrow from Empathy. The members will be using the seeds and root compound and sharing their results in the coming months. Posted by SBA – The Society of Botanical Artists on Thursday, 6 December 2018
DLDC application deadline 30 November 2018 The application date for the Distance Learning Diploma Course is fast approaching. If you are inspired by botanical painting and would like the opportunity to learn the disciplines of botanical art through a wide range of course assignments, download and send in your application now. The Course covers many exciting aspects of botanical painting from initial graphite drawing, line and wash (new to Course 16), botany, plant portraits and fruit studies. It also includes assignments on working from photographs and mixed studies to open up a learner’s skill set into the commercial avenue of botanical art. Please make your application to the Course Director – details on the application form . Course 16 prospectus and application form
Palmengarten had a very successful opening on Thursday evening, with a fantastic turn out and sales. The exhibition is now open until November the 25th. A huge thank you to everyone involved in the organisation of this stunning event.
A team of six SBA members are now at the Palmengarten exhibition venue in Frankfurt, busy hanging all the paintings ready for the grand opening on Thursday of this week. Welcome to Palmengarten Posted by SBA – The Society of Botanical Artists on Monday, 22 October 2018
Time for a change; the society now has an elegant new logo.
Gael Sellwood SBA has a new book out now called “The Measure of the Year – seasons in an artist’s garden.” It is available at Gael’s exhibition on at the moment in Cambridge and also direct from Gael. Be sure to ge a copy, it looks truly stunning. More info on the book can be found on Gael’s website