The RHS Plant Review 2024

We’re thrilled to announce that our talented foundation member, Caroline Buckley, is the winner of the inaugural The Plant Review artist-in-residence competition! The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) was looking for an artist to grace the pages of their magazines with stunning plant illustrations, and Caroline’s submission, a captivating portrayal of late summer flowers, stood out among the entries. “We ran a competition to find an artist in residence to create beautiful illustrations for our RHS magazine aimed at plant fanatics,” announced the RHS. And guess what? Caroline be the featured illustrator for the frontispiece in all four issues of The Plant Review in 2024, and her winning artwork will grace the pages of the December issues of both The Plant Review and The Garden magazine.… Read more

medieval stamps for France

Congratulations to SBA Fellow Florence Gendre who has designed another postage stamp for France! This is the seventh stamp for the wonderful “Métiers d’art” series, after Jeweler / Leatherworker / Ceramist / Crystal cutter / Bookbinder / Luthier. This stamp celebrates the work of medieval illuminators. “After extensive and fascinating iconographic research, it was challenging to adapt the know-how of medieval illuminators to that of the engraved stamp. I took back my Ecoline pens and inks, brushes and gouaches and above all OOOOR!!! What a pleasure to return to all these techniques that I no longer practiced. Multiple versions were necessary to harmonize all the philatelic products offered by Philaposte: stamp, sheet, souvenir, philatelic document and cancellation stamp.” The stamps will be launched this week… Read more

ASBA 26th annual international exhibition

Coming up in September is ASBA’s annual exhibition, held at Marin Art and Garden Centre, Ross, C.A. There are many SBA members exhibiting this year; congratulations to Yoona Chea, Hyunjin Cho, Mary Crabtree, Antoaneta Denkin, Christiane Fashek, Sora Han, Tammy McEntee, John Pastoriza Piñol, Anne Pieussergues, Alice Rosa, Liz Shippam and Julia Trickey. The dates of the exhibition are September 17th to November 26th.

Helga Hislop FSBA

We’d like to extend a tribute to Helga Hislop, a talented botanical artist and founder member of the Society of Botanical Artists. She captured the essence of the wild flora of the British Isles with her beautiful compositions of found objects and botanical subjects. You can view her wonderful work at her website here:

Aldeburgh Gallery

Guy William Eves SBAF and a tutor on the SBA DLDC (Distance Learning Diploma Course) has an exhibition coming up this month at the Aldeburgh Gallery in Suffolk. His beautiful graphite collection will be on show, including his work ‘The Yew Tree’ which was seen at Plantae 2023 in June and won the first prize of our John Waterman Award. The dates are 24 to 30 August 2023 at Aldeburgh Gallery 143 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk – be sure to visit if you’re in the area.