ReflectionS – No Plants, No Planet

ReflectionS Show– No Plants, No Planet. ABBA has an online exhibition on from 16th October-to 27th March 2022, which features the work of many SBA Fellows. In November 2021 COP26 ( United Nations – Climate Change Conference ) in Glasgow Scotland, will bring together the nations of the world for one of the most important international meetings for the future of our planet. Inspired by COP26, ABBA launched their major exhibition for 2021, ReflectionS – No Plants, No Planet, which focuses on the crucial role that plants play in the health of our planet.

UK Coloured Pencil Society

The UK Coloured Pencil Society 20th Anniversary Gala Exhibition in London is from the 14th October to the 21st October at the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf. Four SBA Fellows have work in the show – Amber Halsall, Janie Pirie, Ann Swan, and Lesley Hall. If you are visiting then why not join SBA Fellow Amber Halsall there for her workshop ‘Texture and Detail in Autumn’ on October 16th? A long-standing member of the SBA, Amber is known for her beautiful artwork which also captures her sense of fun. The workshop is suitable for all skill levels with materials provided. https://bit.ly/3Bk75lE

Floral Art – Reawakening

Lockdown through the eyes of a Botanical Artist “We’re back !!  Not only are Iceni Botanical Artists back in Bury St. Edmunds, but we are also back with a live exhibition on 16-22nd October 2021 in The Guildhall. Just like all art groups throughout the past eighteen months, IBA members have been kept apart by Covid19 restrictions.  However, artists everywhere are fortunate and often thrive in solitude and peace and quiet in order to allow the creative juices to flow.  Botanical artists have been even more fortunate, as they depend upon the natural world for their inspiration. And that has remained a constant throughout the lockdown periods, with the seasons reliably coming and going as always. Spring 2020 was never more eagerly anticipated right from… Read more

Janie Pirie

Janie Pirie Sba Fellow has a solo show coming up in Suffolk. Here she tells us how it came about. “Whilst exhibiting in Aldeburgh in July I was approached by a lovely couple who own a gallery and jewellers in Lavenham, Suffolk.  (Probably one of the most famous and picturesque villages in our area and a tourist hot-spot.)  They asked if I would show my work in their new showrooms. It opens next Friday, 24th September and below is the invitation they have sent out.  I will be exhibiting the remaining roses from the rose book, together with a few very new pieces that have not been seen before.” Janie also has two pieces in the upcoming 20th Gala Exhibition of the UK Coloured Pencil Society from… Read more

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