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

More than just Trees

On now is an exhibition by SBA Fellow Pamela Taylor called ‘More than just Trees’. Pamela’s drawings record just one moment in the life of the tree. Young trees become mature specimens, which eventually become over mature, when the crown may begin to diminish in size. One day the tree may be blown down in a storm or die as a result of water logging, drought or fungal disease. Sometimes it may survive such ravages but bear the scars. All these events can be recorded poignantly and dramatically in pen and ink. It is held at Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ. For more info click here..

Fresh Art Fair

SBA member Denise Heywood will be exhibiting her watercolour paintings with the Lime Tree Gallery at the Fresh Art Fair, Ascot Racecourse on the 20th to 22nd September. Contact the gallery for a free invitation-http://www.limetreegallery.com/…/fresh-art-fair-ascot…/1365/ Her work is also included in the Lime Tree Gallery Autumn exhibition in Bristol from 14th September to 14th October.