Big in New York

Ann Swan SBA Fellow, has gone BIG in New York! These amazing banners showing Anns work, from New York Botanic Gardens have been placed on West 44th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, just two blocks from Grand Central Station to advertise their Mid town Manhattan classes. 

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

Christmas Tea

Lots of sparkling botanical fun for our Christmas get together at the Art Workers Guild in London. Great to see so many of our members there. We also had a special presentation by one of London’s leading Frame Shops, Store Street Framers on the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of framing and the latest trends.