A longtime member of the SBA, Annie Soudain spent her early childhood years in Truro, Cornwall, where her interest in plants and nature began. Now settled by the sea in Sussex, much of her work continues to be inspired by the beautiful landscapes surrounding her. Her colourful linoprints are created using the reduction method, which involves progressively cutting, inking up, and printing from the same block. www.flametreepublishing.com
Visit the online exhibition of works at the Johnathan Cooper Gallery, and see some amazing works by botanical artists including SBA Fellow Fiona Strickland. www.johnathancooper.co.uk
Want to learn more about botany? Here’s a comprehensive 4,000 word ultimate beginner’s guide to Botany and Plant Science by Rachel Brown.
Shirley Sherwood is keeping busy during the lockdown at her home; She is going to be filmed telling stories about all 1,020 paintings in the Shirley Sherwood Collection. The videos will be posted on her website so be sure to tune in and find out more about her wonderful collection. The beautiful painting of a winter bonsai is featured first, and is called Chinese Elm Bonsai (Ulmus Parvifolia) by Jeannetta Van Raalte. You can find more details on the Shirley Sherwood website here at: shirleysherwood.com You can catch up on the videos via Facebook too, with the link below. Shirley Sherwood on Facebook
Mall Galleries have now informed us that the gallery is closed with immediate effect (March 19th) until further notice. This is to inform you that as well as ‘hand in’ being cancelled, the gallery has closed until further notice. We do not know what this means for our show, Plantae 2020. Right now it is hard to envisage the show going ahead as so much has to happen before it, but we are just not in a position to say much. So we won’t! We have no more information right now, so are really unable to answer questions, not least as many of us are holed up with vulnerable relatives and or trying to sort out other urgent arrangements. We are thinking of all our… Read more
Unfortunately this event has now been cancelled (March 17th). RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show in London is on next month. It’s great to see SBA Fellow Julia Trickey’s wonderful Anemones on the main flyer. Click here for more info and to book tickets. Unfortunately this event has now been cancelled (March 17th).