SBA Council member Rui Jiang has had her wonderful Viola sketchbook that she created for her silver-gilt winning RHS exhibition project earlier this year purchased by the RHS Lindley Library for their collection. Congratulations Rui!!
SBA Fellow Giovanni Cera has written a new book, ‘Applications of Descriptive Geometry in Botanical Art’. The book will be out soon and it features his wonderful illustrations which he uses as examples of how geometry is found in nature, as well as exercises on how geometry affects cast shadows and form.
Congratulations to SBA Fellow Janie Pirie on being awarded Best Pure Coloured Pencil at the UK’s Coloured Pencil Society Annual Exhibition! You can see the image on Janie’s Facebook page
SBA Fellow Sue Hénon has a wonderful exhibition “The Hidden Renaissance Garden. Painted by Sue Hénon” at the Museum Stadt Miltenberg, Bavaria from March 18 to June 19, 2022. She will be giving a talk about Botanical Art on Saturday 11th June at 14:00 followed by a tour of the exhibition. Above the Miltenberg City Museum, on the well-known Miltenberg market square is a hidden gem: a reconstructed Renaissance garden. The design of the garden is based on the bourgeois gardens of the early modern period and is historically documented. In the spring and summer of 2022, the garden will be brought into the museum with an exhibition featuring the botanical illustrations and paintings by artist Sue Hénon. On display are the plants typically planted… Read more
Annie Cassez, SBA Fellow has recently been busy working for a Belgian agency in charge of advertising the re-opening and centenary of the Massart garden, one of the oldest and most interesting botanical gardens in Belgium. This important garden was established in 1922 for the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) by botanist Jean Massart and landscape architect Jules Buyssens. Annie made drawings of plants and everyday modern objects to show an interesting mix of the contemporary and the old and these fabulous posters are being shown all over Brussels. The sponsors are ‘Bruxelles environment’. massart E Jardin Massart
Nicola Lynch Morrin SBA Fellow, has an exhibition called Petal Moments, on now until the 31st May. It is on at the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland. Nicola creates portraits of flowers which she sees, not as mere decoration, but as distinct personalities. Their mystery and evocative power are a secret world she strives to penetrate. Her flower portraits attempt to capture and celebrate the delicacy, transparency, and transitory effects of petal moments. This allows the viewer to contemplate the fragility and continual beauty of life itself. For more info on this link.