RHS Show 2021

The 2021 RHS Botanical Art and Photography show is on at the Saatchi Gallery in London until 3rd October 2021, 10.00 – 18.00 daily and 21.00 on Thursdays. There were 6 SBA Fellows among the 15 Botanical Art exhibitors, with a fabulous range of work.  All 6 were awarded a medal: Pauleen Trim  – Gold Medal for her exhibit ”Native British Deciduous Trees Featuring Galls” and also The Best Botanical Artwork award for her painting Fraxinus excelsior (Ash Tree) Toni Dade  – Gold Medal for her exhibit “Pomegranate Punica granatum” Mariko Aikawa  – Gold Medal for her exhibit “Tillandsia” Guy William Eves  – Silver-Gilt Medal for his exhibit “For The Love Of Ferns” Jarnie Godwin  – Silver-Gilt Medal for her exhibit “Echinacea: Life Through Colour”… Read more

Peoples Choice

Congratulations to Michelle EunYoung Song whose beautifully dramatic painting ‘The Struggle Between Wild Plants – Pine Tree’ won The People’s Choice Award at our recent Plantae exhibition. The description of the painting is below. Michelle previously won the Strathmore Bursary Award at our Annual Exhibition 2017. You can read her interview here-https://www.artistpapers.co.uk/…/award-winning… “I want to show the struggle between wild plants in this online exhibition.No.1. The struggle of the Pine tree in the invisible ground, plant roots are divided from each other. Pine trees grow in a single space among other pine trees, commonly called a pine field. This is because pine trees release chemicals from their roots when other types of plants appear, preventing them from surviving.”

CBM Awards

The last batch of our Plantae 21 awards are the Certificates of Botanical Merit: Malus domestica by Josie WhiteCalifornia poppies by Eunike NugrohoAmaranth by Gaye GrossmanNature table seeds and fruit by Christina Hart DaviesHippeastrum in grey by Anneli FriskCherry Tomatoes by Dianne FrankAnigozanthos manglesii by Carolyn MurdochTeloschistes chrysophthalmus by Shevaun DohertyFirewheel Tree by Melinda EdsteinGueldenstaedtia verna (Georgi) Boriss by Heeson BaikFritillaria meleagris by Isabel MischkaFicus auriculata by Sunanda Verma WidelNepenthes spathulata x N. diatas with dissection by Simon WilliamsWildflower Meadow by Anna DowdAllium cepa by Katerina Kravchenko Congratulations to all of our talented artists.

Exhibiting Excellence Awards

The next batch of our awards are the Exhibiting Excellence Awards. For the most inspiring use of colour: Seonju Park for Poppy For the most innovative composition: Sunanda Widel for Ficus auriculata For the most contemporary example of Botanical art: Tammy McEntee for Seasons end Exhibiting Excellence in the depiction of wild flora:Melinda Edstein for Firewheel treeVicky Mappin for Early spring meadowAnna Dowd for Wildflower meadow Exhibiting Excellence – 6 different media:Watercolour Artists: Jane Goodson for ‘Edged Auricula’Giovanni Cera for ‘Ficus carica – Apulian figs’Tomoko Nakamoto for ‘Iris pseudacorus‘    Ink Artist: Rachel Munn for ‘Solitary Farm Oak’ Gouache Artist: Nicole Oliver Pentucci for ‘Citrus x limon – Four seasons – tree of life study (ii)’ Oil Artist: Tanja Möderscheim for ‘Zilver Standaard Dutch heritage tulip’ Coloured… Read more

In House Awards

The first batch of our Plantae 2021 in-house awards: The Presidents Choice Award: Artist – Sarah CaswellThe Joyce Cuming Presentation Award – A legacy from Joyce Cuming: Artist – Tammy McEntee for ‘A bevy of bumpy beauties’Margaret Granger Award – For the best work or body of work by a member elected in the last two years: Artist – Anne PieusserguesJoanna Craig-McFeely award – a true botanical piece of work: Artist – Reinhild Raistrick for ‘Paeonia lutea‘Suzanne Lucas Memorial Award– outstanding service to the society: Artist – Penny Stenning – for outstanding service including many years on the council and fulfilling many roles.Vintage Paper Company Awards – 2 winners each receive a £100 voucher1. Best use of paper (using the properties of the paper) in… Read more