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

Botanicals and Bees

Louisa Crispin SBA Fellow is to have a solo show at NewArt Gallery at 7 Hyde Gardens in Eastbourne opening on 18th September and continuing until 31st October.She is planning to be at the Gallery for the opening weekend from midday on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th.Please check with Peter before you travel long distances to be sure on 01323 4064427Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne BN21 4PN Email: [email protected]

A Flamboyance of Flowers

This is Sandra’s first solo exhibition since stepping down as President of the SBA in 2018. It runs from Sept 16th to 26th September in the ancient town of Hadleigh, Suffolk at the Hadleigh Old School gallery, a new gallery venue.It is closed Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st September.It features a comprehensive body of work in a variety of styles and media, including watercolour, graphite, and mixed media.Wishing Sandra the best of luck with the show; it’ll be stunning.

Peoples Choice

Congratulations to Michelle EunYoung Song whose beautifully dramatic painting ‘The Struggle Between Wild Plants – Pine Tree’ won The People’s Choice Award at our recent Plantae exhibition. The description of the painting is below. Michelle previously won the Strathmore Bursary Award at our Annual Exhibition 2017. You can read her interview here-https://www.artistpapers.co.uk/…/award-winning… “I want to show the struggle between wild plants in this online exhibition.No.1. The struggle of the Pine tree in the invisible ground, plant roots are divided from each other. Pine trees grow in a single space among other pine trees, commonly called a pine field. This is because pine trees release chemicals from their roots when other types of plants appear, preventing them from surviving.”