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Synergy 2020

Pamela Taylor SBA Fellow, has an exhibition of artwork, ‘Synergy 2020’ opening this week at The Old Court in Windsor. The exhibition runs from July 20th- 1st September.https://www.oldcourt.org/…/even…/synergy-2020-art-exhibition Trees, flowers and buildings require very different approaches from the artist.   As a botanical artist I usually depict flowers life size and work directly from the live specimen.    In contrast a tree or building has to be reduced immensely in order to fit the page.   To draw the proportions accurately I use a photograph and ruler or proportional dividers to map out the main structure.  For trees detailed observation of how the leaves and twigs are held enable me to capture as much of the character of the particular tree as I can with the aim that… Read more

Bees and Botanicals

Another exhibition that is opening this week is ‘Bees and Botanicals’ by SBA Fellow Louisa Crispin, at the John Davies Gallery at Moreton-in-Marsh, 17th July -15th August.Louisa’s delicate and sensitively rendered drawings of plants and insects can also be seen online- So do take a look.. https://www.johndaviesgallery.com/exhibitions/86/works/

Jonathan Cooper

In September 2020 leading botanical artist Fiona Strickland SBA Fellow will be holding her second solo show with Jonathan Cooper, Chelsea. The exhibition (which will feature 18 paintings and will be Fiona’s first since 2016) is dedicated to the vibrant and fragile beauty of the tulip, portrayed in the challenging medium of watercolour on vellum. Read this excellent press release here. It’s sure to be an amazing show, so one for the diary. Visit www.jonathancooper.co.uk

BOTANICAL DIVERSITY

Eleven botanical artists from Russia, Belarus, Slovenia, Germany and the United Kingdom are excited to present their first group exhibition in Europe. The exhibition is organised by Anna Suprunenko (SBA Fellow) and Tatiana Gart (SBA Open member). The exhibited works reveal the variety of the Plantae kingdom as well as the connection between plants and people through art. Each painting tells one-of-a-kind story of a plant’s life, captured with skill and passion. The show features watercolour artworks and sterling silver jewellery made out of real plants. The range of exhibited subjects includes wild and garden flowers, alpine flora, blossoming trees, and mushrooms. The vernissage will take place on July 14 at 19:00 in the KreativRaum Gallery at Riemergasse 2, Vienna, Austria. A Facebook event page… Read more