RHS news

The RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show is finally on! Yesterday was the preview of the show, and we were blown away by the quality of the work! Congratulations to SBA Members Karen Bailey (awarded Silver-Gilt for her Gentiana paintings), Caroline Jackson-Houston (awarded Silver-Gilt for her paintings of Mycorrhizal fungi of the Thames Valley Area), Nina Marks (awarded Silver-Gilt for her Gin- flavoured Botanicals) and Janet Pope (awarded Silver for her Solanum tuberosum paintings). A Gold medal went to the Russian Botanical Artists Group Exhibit. We were delighted to see some of our Plantae exhibitors amongst the group, and look forward to welcoming a few to the SBA as Fellow Members in the near future. A sincere and heartfelt congratulations to ALL the artists whose… Read more

New RHS book

 The Gold Medal Winners By Charlotte Brooks  The New Book from the RHS, “Botanical Illustration-The Gold medal winners”, is a superb book that contains a whole host of artwork representing some of the best Botanical illustrations since the Lindley Library began their collection. It starts with a comprehensive introduction on how the collection began and the journey through the years on how it has developed and changed and was at one point nearly lost.  As a botanical painter myself, this history and collection was extremely interesting, as it shows how illustration has moved on and yet has maintained the gravitas of its historical roots. The images inspire, educate and show the love and passion of the artists who have dedicated their time and talent to recording the wonder… Read more