This week we had our annual Christmas sparkling tea. Ali Dempster, garden designer gave us a insight into what goes on behind the scenes at Chelsea and Hampton court. A delicious tea and a Christmas gift of seeds to take home made the perfect afternoon. A huge thank you for the kind donation of seeds from the Organic Garden Catalogue and Thompson and Morgan and Rootgrow from Empathy. The members will be using the seeds and root compound and sharing their results in the coming months. Posted by SBA – The Society of Botanical Artists on Thursday, 6 December 2018
Our exhibition at Palmengarten is finally drawing to a close, but has been a resounding success with many visitors from all over Europe and a lot of paintings sold. The results of the People’s Choice are as follows- 1st Place Sue Hénon – Fritillaria meleagris – Snakes Head Fritillary 2nd Place Susan Christopher-Coulson – Summer Delights No.1 3rd Place Amber Halsall – Betula pendula Silver Birch 4th Place Denise Heywood -Rosa ‘Golden Celebration’ Almost every painting in the exhibition got a vote… there were many favourites! Congratulations to everyone who has been involved, and a big thank you to Sue Hénon and the team at Palmengarten for all their hard work!
Palmengarten had a very successful opening on Thursday evening, with a fantastic turn out and sales. The exhibition is now open until November the 25th. A huge thank you to everyone involved in the organisation of this stunning event.
The SBA is delighted to announce the 2019 Exhibition at the Mall Galleries:
There is an upcoming exhibition near Romsey with 3 artists including Christina Hart Davies from the SBA. She will be selling her new book there aswell so be sure to visit if you’re in the area.
Opening in autumn this year there will be four new exhibitions at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art in Kew gardens, London: A Legacy of Ancient Oaks: Mark Frith Trees: Delight in the Detail Botanical Theatre: The Art of Pandora Sellars (1936-2017) Rankafu: Masterpieces of Japanese Woodblock Prints of Orchids For more info see Katherine’s Blog Botanical art and Artists