Coming up at Phoenix Park in Dublin is an exhibition that celebrates biodiversity in all its glory. Shevaun Doherty Co-President SBA, Sue Van Coppenhagen and Nayana Sandur are putting on an exhibition called “Bees, Bugs, Birds and Botanicals”. It will run from the 20th of September to the 3rd of October at the Visitor Centre of Phoenix Park. On Saturday 24th, you can “Meet the Artists” from 11 until 5 so a treat is in store if you’re in Dublin.
Nicola Lynch Morrin SBA Fellow, has an exhibition called Petal Moments, on now until the 31st May. It is on at the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland. Nicola creates portraits of flowers which she sees, not as mere decoration, but as distinct personalities. Their mystery and evocative power are a secret world she strives to penetrate. Her flower portraits attempt to capture and celebrate the delicacy, transparency, and transitory effects of petal moments. This allows the viewer to contemplate the fragility and continual beauty of life itself. For more info on this link.
National Gallery of Ireland
If you are planning a trip to Ireland this year, be sure to visit The National Gallery of Ireland, where an exhibition of Irish Botanical Art ‘Drawn from Nature’ will be held, 7th March- 21st June 2020.This exhibition features work by Irish botanical artists of the past as well as contemporary Irish botanical artists, including two SBA Fellow members, Shevaun Doherty and Mary Dillon. Spanning almost 300 years, artists include William Kilburn, Ellen Hutchins, George Victor Du Noyer, Lady Edith Blake and Wendy Walsh. These pioneering men and women have made significant contributions to art, science and our understanding of the natural world. Inspired by Patricia Butler’s book Irish Botanical Illustrators and Flower Painters, the exhibition features prints, drawings and illustrated books from public and… Read more
Bloom in the Park
The Bloom in the Park festival opens on Thursday 30 May in Phoenix Park, Dublin, and it features the seventh annual Botanical and Floral Art in Bloom exhibition. The exhibition will remain on show after Bloom until the 27th of June, so there will be plenty of time to see the paintings.
Stamps for Bees
Shevaun Doherty SBA has been busy painting a wonderful set of bee stamps for the Irish Post Service. They are on sale in PO’s around Ireland and some stamps can be ordered online.
Bloom in the Park
The 6th Annual Botanical Art show at Bloom in the Park in Dublin opened this week. Shevaun Doherty SBA won two medals and the best in show award with her amazing paintings on vellum. Congratulations go to all the artists who won medals. Click the link below to see all the information and photographs from Bloom 2018. Bloom in the Park