A new book is soon to be released in October by Prestel Publishing. The book features over 250 reproductions of Mary Vaux Walcott’s botanical watercolours. Mary (1860-1940) was an American artist and naturalist, who has been called the “Audubon of Botany.” Overlooked whilst she was alive, Wild Flowers of North America is a much-needed testament to the dedication and talent of Walcott and our hope is that it will inspire a whole new generation of botanical illustrators! The Press Release – Wild Flowers of North America (UK)
SBA Council member Rui Jiang has had her wonderful Viola sketchbook that she created for her silver-gilt winning RHS exhibition project earlier this year purchased by the RHS Lindley Library for their collection. Congratulations Rui!!
SBA Fellow Giovanni Cera has written a new book, ‘Applications of Descriptive Geometry in Botanical Art’. The book will be out soon and it features his wonderful illustrations which he uses as examples of how geometry is found in nature, as well as exercises on how geometry affects cast shadows and form.
Congratulations to SBA Fellow Janie Pirie on being awarded Best Pure Coloured Pencil at the UK’s Coloured Pencil Society Annual Exhibition! You can see the image on Janie’s Facebook page
Our open annual exhibition was a great success, with good visitor numbers and sales. Our DLDC (distance learning diploma course) had a fantastic display there with such a high standard of work from our graduates. The students also had a guided trip to the Chelsea Physic Garden in London and then Course 17 had its graduation ceremony in the evening. Congratulations to all our students. It’s been a busy week!!
SBA Fellow Sue Hénon has a wonderful exhibition “The Hidden Renaissance Garden. Painted by Sue Hénon” at the Museum Stadt Miltenberg, Bavaria from March 18 to June 19, 2022. She will be giving a talk about Botanical Art on Saturday 11th June at 14:00 followed by a tour of the exhibition. Above the Miltenberg City Museum, on the well-known Miltenberg market square is a hidden gem: a reconstructed Renaissance garden. The design of the garden is based on the bourgeois gardens of the early modern period and is historically documented. In the spring and summer of 2022, the garden will be brought into the museum with an exhibition featuring the botanical illustrations and paintings by artist Sue Hénon. On display are the plants typically planted… Read more