Young Botanical Artist exhibition

The Young Botanical Artist Competition exhibition is now officially OPEN, and we couldn’t be more thrilled!  Step into the enchanting world of contemporary botanical art at the prestigious Shirley Sherwood Gallery in Kew Gardens, showcasing the incredible works of 50 talented young botanical artists from around the world. Located at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Kew Gardens Running from October 20, 2023, to April 7, 2024

2023 Shirley Sherwood Award

This year, the recipient of the 2023 Shirley Sherwood Award for Botanical Art is… Australian artist Beverly Allen. ⁠ Every year, Dr Shirley Sherwood presents an award of £10,000 and a dedicated space in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery to an artist who has greatly contributed to the field of contemporary botanical art. Beverly is a spectacular artist with bold and confident compositions. Full of clarity, vivid colour and stunning detail, her paintings beautifully capture the splendour of the natural world and have earned her both the RHS – Royal Horticultural Society Gold Medal and the inaugural Gold Medal for Botanical Art by the New York Botanical Garden. Congratulations go to Beverley.

“Plants of the Qur’ān”

Congratulations to Sue Wickison whose amazing exhibition at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery in Kew opened on Saturday. From a tiny mustard seed to the majestic date palm, the exhibition showcases paintings from the book “Plants of the Qur’ān” which is due to be released in May. Sue will be giving a talk about her new book to the SBA members in summer.…

Young Botanical Artist Competition

The Shirley Sherwood Collection has set up a Young Botanical Artist competition. There are still a few months left until the deadline of 30 April 2023. ⁠ The theme is trees and the top prize is the chance to win up to £750 and have your work exhibited at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery in Kew Gardens from September. More information about the competition: Artwork: Úrsula Romero, ‘Giant Leaf Poplar Tree’ (Populous x Canadensis), 900 x 1260, Watercolour.

Shirley Sherwood Collection

Congratulations to SBA Fellow Jackie Isard, whose beautiful painting of Cardamine pratensis has found a new home in the Shirley Sherwood Collection! From Shirley Sherwood’s Facebook page: Jackie has done such a magnificent job at capturing the delicate flower here, with detailing of the separate components of the plant at the foot of the page. The painting was part of a series of wildflowers and their pollinators which she displayed at the RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show this year, with which she impressed the judges and won a gold medal- well done Jackie! It’s wonderful to have Jackie’s work in the Shirley Sherwood Collection and we can’t wait to see what she paints next. Artwork: Jackie Isard, ‘Cardamine pratensis with Anthocharus cardemines’, 280 x… Read more