News & Information

Ipswich Museum

Congratulations to SBA Fellow Guy William Eves, whose beautiful graphite drawings of Chestnut trees were recently acquired by Ipswich Mueum. These very detailed drawings are of a chestnut tree that grows beside Christchurch Cathedral, and were featured in an exhibition at Ipswich Art Gallery, Art Forms in Nature. The exhibition also featured work by Karl Blossfeldt, whose striking black and white photographs have influenced many botanical artists today.

SBA Xmas

We want to say a big THANK YOU to all our lovely Fellow Members and SBA students who joined us for our first online Christmas Get-Together! It was heartwarming and exciting to see all the messages of support and love from around the world! Thank you also to William McCracken from The Vintage Paper Co. who gave a fabulous talk about paper, and patiently answered all our inquisitive questions! As promised, here is the link to his website where he sells a wonderful selection of papers old and new, and a range of beautiful things that every artist wants! https://vintagepaper.co/collections/vpco-handmade For members who couldn’t be there you can see the whole event which was recorded, in the member’s area of the website. Just go to… Read more

Botanical Xmas

Now you can buy some wonderful festive cards painted by our co President Gael Sellwood and support the amazing Plantlife charity too. The Twin packs include ‘Holly and ribbon’ and ‘Christmas rose, holly & mistletoe’. Each twin pack contains 10 cards with two designs (5 of each design) with the message ‘Merry Christmas’ inside. Click here to visit the shop – https://shop.plantlife.org.uk/…/products/christmas-cards

Botanical Books

SBA Fellow Jackie Isard has been busy writing botanical watercolour books. One for beginners from her new mini series is out now and the other called ‘Watercolour mixing techniques for botanical artists’ will be published next March so one to look out for. Link to Jackies shop