Petal Moments

Nicola Lynch Morrin SBA Fellow, has an exhibition called Petal Moments, on now until the 31st May. It is on at the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland. Nicola creates portraits of flowers which she sees, not as mere decoration, but as distinct personalities. Their mystery and evocative power are a secret world she strives to penetrate. Her flower portraits attempt to capture and celebrate the delicacy, transparency, and transitory effects of petal moments.  This allows the viewer to contemplate the fragility and continual beauty of life itself. For more info on this link.

Ellas Ilustran Botánica

An exciting exhibition of botanical art, Ellas Ilustran Botánica, opens on February 11th at La Casa de las Ciencias de Logroño, Spain. The exhibition presents the work of 50 female botanical illustrators from the 16th century to the present, revealing the relationships between art, science, and gender. More than 200 reproductions of botanical works in different formats, such as drawings, engravings, photographs, sculptures, paintings, and books, highlight the contribution of women in both the scientific and artistic fields. Visitors to the exhibition can see work by female masters such as Maria Sibylla Merian, Elizabeth Blackwell, Ellen Hutchins, and Beatrix Potter, as well as work by many well-known contemporary botanical artists, including some of our SBA Fellows- Marta Chirino, Billy Showell, Shevaun Doherty, Deborah Lambkin and… Read more

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