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