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

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.

New Presidential Team

Here is our new SBA Presidential Team- Shevaun Doherty, Claire Ward, and Diane Marshall. This triumvirate was chosen because each person brings a different set of skills with them to the leadership role. Claire, Shevaun, and Diane have worked together successfully on a number of SBA projects over the past year, establishing a great working relationship and friendship. Interestingly, they all started their involvement with the SBA as students of the SBA Diploma Course, before becoming Associate members, then Fellow members, and finally, members of the SBA Council. We feel that this gives them a unique perspective on how the society is run, and what our members are looking for. There are lots of exciting plans and ideas ahead!