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
Anna Dowd SBAF has a stand at the RHS Tatton Park this weekend. The stall looks fantastic. If you’re going along to the show, be sure to seek out Anna’s wonderful display.
The Plant Review, the RHS’s quarterly publication devoted to garden plants, has issued a call-out to botanical artists as the search begins for its first annual artist in residence. The prize of £1,000 and the chance to illustrate the frontispiece of all four issues of the magazine in 2024 will be awarded to the winner of a competition that was launched at the RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show in June. Open to amateurs and professionals alike, entries will be assessed by a panel of judges from the worlds of publishing and botanical art who will be looking for submissions showing not only botanical accuracy but something of a plant’s character. Announcing the competition, editor of The Plant Review, James Armitage, said: ‘In The Plant… Read more
The RHS Botanical art & Photography show is in full swing now until July the 9th at the Saatchi Gallery. Congratulations to all of the RHS exhibitors for creating a fabulous exhibition. We were delighted to see so many SBA Fellows taking part: Gold Medal- Eunike Nugroho SBAF – Hoyas of Indonesia Gold Medal- KeaHyung-Lee – Calanthe Orchids Gold Medal- Youngran Choi SBAF- Lamiaceae Plant in Living Korea Silver-Gilt Medal- Rui Jiang SBAF- Rembrandt Tulips Silver-Gilt Medal- Sumi Kim SBAF- Portraits of Violet in Gyeonggi Province Silver-Gilt Medal- Maggie Niagassas SBAF – Monocots in Greece Silver Medal- Rochelle Maree Brown SBAF- Algae of the Australian Great Southern Reef (‘ASGR’) Silver Medal- Southwest Society of Botanical Artists (includes Christina Hart-Davies SBAF, Pauline Trim SBAF, Alison Finch… Read more
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!!
The RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show 2022 is on right now at the Saatchi Gallery. Congratulations to all the exhibitors, especially our SBA Fellows: Jackie Isard with a gold medal, Rui Jiang with a silver-gilt, Julie Whelan with a silver-gilt, Margaret Fitzpatrick with a silver-gilt, Pamela Taylor with a silver-gilt, Melinda Edstein with a silver-gilt, and Jane Goodson with a silver. It runs until the 29th of April, so plenty more time to go and visit. To book tickets and find out more, please visit https://www.saatchigallery.com/exhibition/rhs2022