The Botanical Art Society (Singapore) began its journey in 2019 and now they have 60 members from Singapore, Asia, and North America. It was created by a handful of locally active botanical artists seeking to connect with other like-minded artists. Their vision is to grow the appreciation and development of botanical art not only in Singapore but also in the region. “We support novices and accomplished artists alike, provide workshops, share information, gain knowledge and have fun together. During Covid lockdown, we kept active and inspired through Zoom art jam sharing sessions and postcard exchanges among our members, as well as online workshops from local and overseas instructors. With Covid restrictions easing, we met up for on-site sketching sessions at our beautiful Singapore Botanic Gardens,… Read more
Congratulations to Michelle EunYoung Song whose beautifully dramatic painting ‘The Struggle Between Wild Plants – Pine Tree’ won The People’s Choice Award at our recent Plantae exhibition. The description of the painting is below. Michelle previously won the Strathmore Bursary Award at our Annual Exhibition 2017. You can read her interview here-https://www.artistpapers.co.uk/…/award-winning… “I want to show the struggle between wild plants in this online exhibition.No.1. The struggle of the Pine tree in the invisible ground, plant roots are divided from each other. Pine trees grow in a single space among other pine trees, commonly called a pine field. This is because pine trees release chemicals from their roots when other types of plants appear, preventing them from surviving.”
Our online show Plantae 21 was a great success, where we not only show-cased our talented Fellow members but also our Foundation members, the recent graduates from our Distance Learning Diploma Course. Here is a little selection of their work and to say congratulations to them all. If you’re interested in becoming an SBA student, then the next course is Course 19 which begins in January 2022. You can find out more information on signing up to our DLDC here.. Click the image below to view the gallery….
Penny Brown SBA Fellow has two exhibitions coming up: The first is the Dorset Art Fair at Sculpture by the Lakes near Dorchester from Wednesday 30th June to Sunday 4th July, 10.00 to 17.00 each day. Penny will be exhibiting lots of work – drawings and collages and will be demonstrating my collage work throughout. There will be stalls showcasing work from about 60 Dorset artists. www.sculpturebythelakes.co.uk – info and how to book. After that she will be exhibiting at The Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum from Tuesday 6th July till Saturday 31st. She won’t be onsite for that one but it is free entry and now has a lovely new café. Open 10.00 till 16.00 every day. www.kingcombe.org
Here is a webinar that is a MUST for any botanical artist who wants to be more business-like in their approach. HOW TO BE A “BUSINESS SAVVY” BOTANICAL ARTISTDate: Thursday 24th June 2021Time: 7pm BST, 2pm EDT and 11am PDThttps://www.botanicalartandartists.com/…/webinar-how-to… Hosted by SBA Fellow Julia Trickey as part of her ongoing series of Botanical Art Talks, this talk will be given by Katherine Tyrrell, who runs the very successful website Botanical Art and Artists, as well as the leading art blog Making A Mark. Katherine has also compiled and written a comprehensive website ‘Art Business Info for Artists’ which helps artists find out more about the art business. Katherine has an MBA from the London Business School after qualifying as both a teacher and an… Read more
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.