Jonathan Cooper

In September 2020 leading botanical artist Fiona Strickland SBA Fellow will be holding her second solo show with Jonathan Cooper, Chelsea. The exhibition (which will feature 18 paintings and will be Fiona’s first since 2016) is dedicated to the vibrant and fragile beauty of the tulip, portrayed in the challenging medium of watercolour on vellum. Read this excellent press release here. It’s sure to be an amazing show, so one for the diary. Visit www.jonathancooper.co.uk

BOTANICAL DIVERSITY

Eleven botanical artists from Russia, Belarus, Slovenia, Germany and the United Kingdom are excited to present their first group exhibition in Europe. The exhibition is organised by Anna Suprunenko (SBA Fellow) and Tatiana Gart (SBA Open member). The exhibited works reveal the variety of the Plantae kingdom as well as the connection between plants and people through art. Each painting tells one-of-a-kind story of a plant’s life, captured with skill and passion. The show features watercolour artworks and sterling silver jewellery made out of real plants. The range of exhibited subjects includes wild and garden flowers, alpine flora, blossoming trees, and mushrooms. The vernissage will take place on July 14 at 19:00 in the KreativRaum Gallery at Riemergasse 2, Vienna, Austria. A Facebook event page… Read more

Foxgloves and Finches

A longtime member of the SBA, Annie Soudain spent her early childhood years in Truro, Cornwall, where her interest in plants and nature began. Now settled by the sea in Sussex, much of her work continues to be inspired by the beautiful landscapes surrounding her. Her colourful linoprints are created using the reduction method, which involves progressively cutting, inking up, and printing from the same block. www.flametreepublishing.com