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
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
Fellow Dawn Wright is involved with this event at Rutland Open Studios, promoting contemporary botanical art. She was due to be hosting demonstrations and exhibits of her work at Barnsdale Gardens, where she usually runs botanical art classes, but due to COVID-19, as with so many 2020 public events, it has been moved to an on-line event instead.
This beautiful painting by Gael Sellwood coPSBA, is called ‘Looking Forward’, and it’s a singular response to the gradual emerging from lockdown.And looking forward to October, Gael will be pairing up with SBA Fellow Helen Millar, in a two woman show at Cambridge Contemporary Art Gallery.
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
Visit the online exhibition of works at the Johnathan Cooper Gallery, and see some amazing works by botanical artists including SBA Fellow Fiona Strickland. www.johnathancooper.co.uk