Plantae 2020

Here are the hand in and 2020 Plantae Show dates for your diaries.  16 December 2019 to 29 February 2020 – the digital submissions are open, still plenty of time to get painting for this amazing event! (Please note – the only way to submit work is digitally) 18 April 2020 – hand in of preselected work 3 Jun 2020 to 7 Jun 2020 at 13:00 – Exhibition takes place at the Mall Galleries

A life in roses

SBA member Janie Pirie has a beautiful book on roses coming out. Winner of two RHS Gold medals, she has been working on this book for the past three years creating 36 rose illustrations, all of which have a special meaning to her.An exhibition of her rose paintings will take place at The Mall Galleries, London 5th-10th November.To order the book, go to