News & Information

Plantae 2020 is now open online

Our much awaited annual exhibition is now open online. This year’s 426 exhibits have come from over 220 Members and Non-members from across the world and we are proud that we can showcase our collective love of and talents in Botanical Art in all its forms. We are delighted that you are now able to share in it during whatever stage of lockdown you may still be in.

Foxgloves and Finches

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

Shirley Sherwood collection

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