Naturally Brilliant Colour

This promises to be a very exciting exhibition! Opening on 17th May at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery at Kew, ‘Naturally Brilliant Colour’ offers visitors the chance to experience colour like never before! Recently scientists have discovered how to recreate Pure Structural Colour, the dazzling bright colour found on plants and insects. Botanical artist Coral Guest was then invited to create the first botanical artwork using technology to accurately reproduce the brightest colours seen in the wild.The exhibition will also explore the role of colour in the natural world, and how artists have depicted the brightest shades through the ages, as well as giving visitors an insight into how this new technology could be used in the future. For more info visit the link here: https://www.kew.org/…/naturally-brilliant-colour…

Shirley Sherwood collection

Shirley Sherwood is keeping busy during the lockdown at her home; She is going to be filmed telling stories about all 1,020 paintings in the Shirley Sherwood Collection. The videos will be posted on her website so be sure to tune in and find out more about her wonderful collection. The beautiful painting of a winter bonsai is featured first, and is called Chinese Elm Bonsai (Ulmus Parvifolia) by Jeannetta Van Raalte. You can find more details on the Shirley Sherwood website here at: shirleysherwood.com You can catch up on the videos via Facebook too, with the link below. Shirley Sherwood on Facebook

Ask an Expert

This Sunday – 1st March, there is a ‘Botanical Art Surgery’ at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery in Kew Gardens, with Deborah Lambkin, who specializes in painting orchids. She’ll also be available to answer your questions and give practical advice on botanical illustration. For more info go to www.kew.org

Shirley Sherwood Collection

Congratulations to all the ‘Masters of Botanical Art’ whose work is featured in Shirley Sherwood’s wonderful new exhibition ‘Modern Masterpieces of Botanical Art’ at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Kew Gardens.To celebrate the exhibition, there was a fantastic party on Tuesday evening. It is an impressive exhibition and worth visiting.For those who can’t attend, you can see the work on the great new Shirley Sherwood Gallery website here