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Presidents Welcome

It was with great pleasure that I accepted the invitation to become the current president of this wonderful society. I have been a full member since 2001 and have enjoyed all the exhibitions through the years. It was a passion to become a member of the society and in time I was accepted. I, like many painters, suffer from sometimes feeling unworthy but I do believe that if one feels inadequate then one is constantly trying to improve and progress. I love all plants and spend most of my time painting and investigating the plant world. There is so much to learn about this fragile earth and through painting plants one can see and learn so much more; the pattern of growth, the delicate veining,… Read more

ASBA exhibition

The 21st Annual International exhibition run by the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) and Wave Hill opens on Saturday the 8th of September, at the New York Public Garden. Julia Trickey SBA has a painting showing there.

Finnis Scott Foundation

The Sir Cedric Morris Florilegium has won the prestigious Finnis Scott Foundation Botanical Art Award. Eight members of the SBA made up almost half of the artists who have recorded the ‘Benton End’ bearded Irises bred by Sir Cedric Morris, 28 of which survive and are cultivated by Sarah Cook, former head gardener at Sissinghurst in Kent. The paintings which make up the Florilegium are to be held by Gainsborough’s House.

Shirley Sherwood Gallery

Opening in autumn this year there will be four new exhibitions at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art in Kew gardens, London: A Legacy of Ancient Oaks: ​Mark Frith Trees: Delight in the Detail Botanical Theatre: The Art of Pandora Sellars (1936-2017)​​ Rankafu: Masterpieces of Japanese Woodblock Prints of Orchids For more info see Katherine’s Blog Botanical art and Artists