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, the myriad of colour and form that enlighten and enrich our lives.
In my term as president, we will see the society open its doors to membership for all: anyone who loves botanical art will be able to join us and enjoy the benefits of the society. For those who have further ambition with their art and for those who have already attained full membership, we offer Fellowship of our society. There will be new opportunities to become a Fellow member of the SBA and join us in exhibiting excellence. Our transition will hopefully go live in early 2019, so why not add your details to our mailing list and be the first to get the news.
Billy Showell PSBA