Botanical Books

SBA Fellow Jackie Isard has been busy writing botanical watercolour books. One for beginners from her new mini series is out now and the other called ‘Watercolour mixing techniques for botanical artists’ will be published next March so one to look out for. Link to Jackies shop

Flora Mundi

It’s great to see plenty of exhibitions on at the moment to brighten these chilly days. The Birmingham Society of Botanical Artists have an upcoming exhibition at the end of October. It features work from SBA Fellows Adrienne Roberts and Jeni Neale -who organised the event. Go to Birmingham society of botanical artists for more information.

Florilegium:a gathering of flowers

New and existing works by contemporary artists Lee Mingwei, Annalee Davis, Wendy McMurdo and Lyndsay Mann join over 40 established botanical illustrators such as SBA Fellows – Giovanni Cera, Eunike Nugroho, Sunanda Widel, Anna Suprunenko, Julia Asenbaum and Natalia Alatortseva in Florilegium: A gathering of flowers, at Inverleith House, in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Botanical artists from all over the world present detailed studies of plants, revealing how flowers can elicit cultural, historic, geographic, socio-political and scientific ideas, and inviting visitors to explore the rich diversity of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s extensive Living Collection. The biennial exhibition is the first of a new programme as Inverleith House begins its transformation into Climate House, following the award of Outset Contemporary Art Fund’s Transformative Grant. Free entry. Please book… Read more

Exploring Botany

‘Exploring Botany’ at the Manggha Museum for Japanese Art and Technology in Poland is an exhibition that celebrates East and West, Past and Future in Botanical Art, and runs from 4th November 2020 to 28th February 2021.The exhibition features over 30 invited contemporary botanical artists from Japan and Europe, as well as works by old masters from Japan and the western world.Congratulations to SBA Fellows Fiona Strickland, Robert McNeill, Simonetta Occhipinti and Mary Dillon who all have paintings included in the exhibition.https://www.achim-weinberg.com/ausstellungen/manggha/