Botanical Books

SBA Fellow Jackie Isard has been busy writing botanical watercolour books. One for beginners from her new mini series is out now and the other called ‘Watercolour mixing techniques for botanical artists’ will be published next March so one to look out for. Link to Jackies shop

New Book – The Whole Story

A new book by Christina Hart-Davies SBA Fellow, will be published in September. ‘THE WHOLE STORY – painting more than just the flowers‘ is the second in the Botanical Portfolios series from Two Rivers Press, following Julia Trickey’s Botanical Artistry. It showcases work from Christina’s long and parallel careers in botanical art and botanical illustration. She explains why she is passionate about particular subjects, and shares some of her working practices. While illustration work often requires plants to be shown in perfect detail and in isolation, in her exhibition work Christina loves to show the plant growing, or with its associated wildlife, or at different stages in its life, or even to hint at the folklore it has attracted. She looks at plants from the scientific, aesthetic and cultural angles –… Read more

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 http://www.janiepirie.co.uk/pages/57042/printed-matter

Trees of Hong Kong

Sally Bunker has just had the launch of her book “Portraits of Trees of Hong Kong and Southern China” which she has spent 7 years producing along with Professor Richard Saunders and Chun Chiu Pang of Hong Kong University. This coincided with an exhibition of some of her originals from the book at the University gallery. The book has been described as a ‘crossover’ book, being both an art book, a scientific textbook, and a very readable account of the trees and their features and uses. It is available on Amazon from 30th May

Rosa – A life of Roses

Janie Pirie will soon have a new book out called ‘Rosa – A Life of Roses’. All originals from the book will be exhibited at The Mall Galleries from 5th – 10th November 2019.This is Rosa ‘Comte de Champagne’. You can get a free print of this rose when you order a copy of her new book. Look out for the order page on her web site within the next couple of weeks. www.janiepirie.co.uk