Demo at Easton

Dianne Sutherland will be demonstrating painting flowers on vellum and paper, at the British Wildflowers Exhibition at Easton Walled Gardens (in the Coach House) this Sunday 1st March. Why not come along to watch, ask questions and take a walk around the beautiful gardens too! Entry included with garden fee. Dianne will also be there on Friday the 6th and Friday 13th March. This informal event is in the exhibition space, featuring the work of Dawn Wright and Polly Sutherland as well as Diannes. Normal garden admission applies. Free admission for Friends of Easton Walled Gardens. Go to Facebook – events For further information about the Gardens:https://www.visiteaston.co.uk/whats-on/coming-up

Easton Walled Gardens Exhibition

Botanical art celebrates the wonder of the natural beauty that surrounds us and Easton Walled Gardens are pleased to host its’ third annual Botanical Art exhibition, featuring the stunning work of three inspirational and well-respected artists. SBA Fellows, Dawn Wright, Dianne Sutherland and Polly Sutherland each interpret the subject of British Wildflowers through the challenging and demanding medium of botanical illustration and painting. Delve into the inside world of British wildflowers in this exhibition, with work which shows the intricate details of native flowers, including enlarged drawings of dissections, revealing their hidden detail. The exhibition is on from the 15th of February until the 15th March. Click here for more info

National Gallery of Ireland

If you are planning a trip to Ireland this year, be sure to visit The National Gallery of Ireland, where an exhibition of Irish Botanical Art ‘Drawn from Nature’ will be held, 7th March- 21st June 2020.This exhibition features work by Irish botanical artists of the past as well as contemporary Irish botanical artists, including two SBA Fellow members, Shevaun Doherty and Mary Dillon. Spanning almost 300 years, artists include William Kilburn, Ellen Hutchins, George Victor Du Noyer, Lady Edith Blake and Wendy Walsh. These pioneering men and women have made significant contributions to art, science and our understanding of the natural world. Inspired by Patricia Butler’s book Irish Botanical Illustrators and Flower Painters, the exhibition features prints, drawings and illustrated books from public and… Read more

Art Forms In Nature

The wonderful graphite work of Guy William Eves, SBA Fellow, is being displayed along with the photographic work of Karl Blossfeldt, the German photographer, sculptor, teacher, and artist, best known for his close-up photographs of plants and living things, published in 1929 as Urformen der Kunst. There will also be many important items on display from the museums archives including drawing aids used by Prof. John Henslow who was Charles Darwin’s mentor at Cambridge University, and the bird books by John Gould (Birds of Europe) showing the hand coloured etchings. There will also be a day seminar on 24th January entitled “Drawing on Life: Natural History Illustrations” and Guy will be talking about Botanical art along with Chrissie Lightfoot, and Gilliam Barlow will be speaking… Read more