Aldeburgh Gallery

Guy William Eves SBAF and a tutor on the SBA DLDC (Distance Learning Diploma Course) has an exhibition coming up this month at the Aldeburgh Gallery in Suffolk. His beautiful graphite collection will be on show, including his work ‘The Yew Tree’ which was seen at Plantae 2023 in June and won the first prize of our John Waterman Award. The dates are 24 to 30 August 2023 at Aldeburgh Gallery 143 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk – be sure to visit if you’re in the area.  

Pittenweem Arts Festival

SBA Fellow Marianne Hazlewood has an exciting summer ahead! If you are planning a trip to Scotland, these exhibitions are worth checking out! She will be exhibiting her work at the , which has been running since 1982. Pittenweem is tucked away on the Fife coast and has been a festival hub for artists each August, attracting visitors year after year. As well as showing in galleries, artists show in fishermens’ cottages, basements, fishing sheds… wherever there is an available space! This year she will be showing alongside silversmiths Tracy Wilson and Claire Roche. Along with some new botanical works, art prints and cards, she is also exhibiting new surface design work, taking motifs from some of her botanical watercolour pieces and ink illustrations, and… Read more

a gardener’s paradise

Janie Pirie SBA Fellow has a solo exhibition coming up in Hadleigh, Suffolk with a preview on the 21st July at 6.30 pm. The exhibition will be free to enter and open for two consecutive weekends but not during the week. You will be able to see what she has been producing in her studio for the past three years. Janie will be in residence on both Saturdays, giving demonstrations on how she works in coloured pencils and achieves her finished pictures.

Blooms, blossoms and blackmoor bounty

Sheryl Pape SBA Fellow has a solo exhibition on now at Gallery 30, Petersfield in Hampshire – on until July the 17th.  The opening night was attended by William Selborne of Blackmoor Estate, who allowed Sheryl to study the trees at his orchards and provided Gospel Green cider which is made by the Champagne method. There were also musicians playing during the evening and it all went extremely well. William, himself made a short speech about the Blackmoor Estate produce and bought a painting of the ‘Delsanne ‘pear which is a round pear that he grows in his orchard and particularly likes. – Sheryl is now working on cherries that are ready for picking this time of year and has created an exhibition that is… Read more


Congratulations to SBA Fellow Florence Gendre whose first solo exhibition opened on May 6th in Gimont, France. “My passion for drawing and plants… A work of research and intimacy with flowers, seeds, and trees. A selection of botanical watercolors, graphite pencil illustrations and excerpts from sketchbooks made during my travels are presented. The expression of a magnified nature where I like to play with the scales of reproduction. Through a set of naturalistic drawings, you will be able to learn about the plants of the Ennedi desert in Chad. Also on display will be the plates from the book “Letters to Trees” published by Élytis and Transboréal. An exploration into the world of plants to discover, like a bucolic stroll. I will be present on… Read more