An announcement from our Co President Billy Showell redarding Yumi Henderson: SBA Fellow Yumi was a bright up and coming star of the botanical world, she was on the cusp of becoming a Fellow of the SBA when she suddenly passed away. The SBA council decided to award Yumi a posthumous Fellow membership to recognise her devotion to the art and celebrate her talent. I knew Yumi well and considered her a trusted friend so her loss has truly shaken me, she was so young and had so much talent still to show us. She was determined and yet humble about her achievements. Many of us caught up with Yumi at the annual SBA shows where she was much loved. We hope you will agree… Read more
Dianne Sutherland will be demonstrating painting flowers on vellum and paper, at the British Wildflowers Exhibition at Easton Walled Gardens (in the Coach House) this Sunday 1st March. Why not come along to watch, ask questions and take a walk around the beautiful gardens too! Entry included with garden fee. Dianne will also be there on Friday the 6th and Friday 13th March. This informal event is in the exhibition space, featuring the work of Dawn Wright and Polly Sutherland as well as Diannes. Normal garden admission applies. Free admission for Friends of Easton Walled Gardens. Go to Facebook – events For further information about the Gardens:https://www.visiteaston.co.uk/whats-on/coming-up
SBA Fellow Christopher Ryland has an interesting article on his creative approach to botanical art, in the current issue of the Artists and Illustrators magazine.
If you are planning a trip to Ireland this year, be sure to visit The National Gallery of Ireland, where an exhibition of Irish Botanical Art ‘Drawn from Nature’ will be held, 7th March- 21st June 2020.This exhibition features work by Irish botanical artists of the past as well as contemporary Irish botanical artists, including two SBA Fellow members, Shevaun Doherty and Mary Dillon. Spanning almost 300 years, artists include William Kilburn, Ellen Hutchins, George Victor Du Noyer, Lady Edith Blake and Wendy Walsh. These pioneering men and women have made significant contributions to art, science and our understanding of the natural world. Inspired by Patricia Butler’s book Irish Botanical Illustrators and Flower Painters, the exhibition features prints, drawings and illustrated books from public and… Read more
This months copy of the English Garden Magazine includes a beautiful illustration by Dianne Sutherland SBA Fellow in an interesting article about the Rose family.
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.