A life in roses

SBA member Janie Pirie has a beautiful book on roses coming out. Winner of two RHS Gold medals, she has been working on this book for the past three years creating 36 rose illustrations, all of which have a special meaning to her.An exhibition of her rose paintings will take place at The Mall Galleries, London 5th-10th November.To order the book, go to http://www.janiepirie.co.uk/pages/57042/printed-matter

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..

Welcome

We are delighted to welcome 41 new Fellow Members to the SBA! Our new members come from all over the world-UK, China, Australia, France, Germany, Austria, South Korea, Portugal, Czech republic, Indonesia, Slovenia, USA, Russia and Italy.Many congratulations to all of you!

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.

La Flore

A new book on botanical art by artist and teacher Helen Birch is due out in January 2020 in the UK which will include a painting by SBA Fellow Fiona Wheeler. The book will be published in several languages and have approximately 100 images in the book.