Over 50 botanical artists and flower painters and printmakers are participating in the annual Florum Exhibition which opens on Saturday - details below.
This is not an open exhibition, nor is it a strictly botanical art exhibition per se or a formal art society. Florum was started by the late Elizabeth Smail FLS FSBA whose aim was to create a colourful and inspiring mix of works celebrating plant life.
One of the ways in which this exhibition is different is that artists are invited to submit work and there's a range of different types of portrayal of plant life and media on display in the exhibition. Plus lots of prints and cards. All work is for sale .
I've got work in the show and will be stewarding at the exhibition next Friday 16th September if you'd like to meet me!
You can get a taster for the exhibition through my slideshow of last year's exhibition (on YouTube).
You can find out more about Florum on:
Botanical artist and tutor Julia Trickey GM SBA has produced a 5 minute video which has lots of tips and techniques.
It's based on a recent commission to produce small artworks for a display board showing which plants can be found in a rockery.
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You can see more videos by Julia on her YouTube Channel - Julia Trickey: short adventures in botanicalart
This is a wonderful HD video of botanical artist Angela Lober developing a painting for the Florilegium Society at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney to the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust.
It will be extremely helpful to all those aspiring botanical artists who want to learn more about the approaches and standards used by those contributing artworks to Florilegium Societies.
Do make sure you view full screen in HD to appreciate fully what's on offer.
The video was made as part of the celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, Australia. These also include the exhibition of artwork by members of the Florilegium Society and the book produced for the exhibition.
The exhibition opens tomorrow. You can see Florilegium: Sydney’s painted garden
Venue: Sydney Living Museums at the Museum of Sydney between 30 July and 30 October 2016.
You can read more about the exhibition on the page on this website devoted to Botanical Art Exhibitions in Australia and New Zealand.
The video was produced to help highlight the bicentenary and the exhibition and includes images of the Norfolk Island Pine in the early years of settlement in Sydney,
Below is a link to a video on YouTube released a couple of days ago by the Society of Botanical Artists.
It's about the 2016 SBA exhibition - Shape, Pattern, Structure - at Central Hall, Westminster, London and shows you the range and quality of the work exhibited in this prestigious annual exhibition of botanical art.
The Annual Exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists had its Private View on Thursday. I managed to get Billy Showell in front of her HUGE painting of peonies which were used as the feature image for the exhibition - on the flyers, catalogue and this year a bag too! If you get the opportunity do look at the 5 minute video below where she explains how she created this composition and extremely impressive painting.
The exhibition is at the Central Hall Westminster until Friday 23rd April (11am - 5pm each day). Entry is free and there are daily demonstrations and tours of the exhibition. Plus a great exhibition shop! I think the signed copies of Billy's new book might have sold out!
I was supposed to be writing up the exhibition and who won the prizes and Certificates of Botanical Merit yesterday and today. However I've been greatly preoccupied since Thursday evening by my left knee which is slipping sideways repeatedly and threatening to dislocate. Consequently I've been trying to find and buy a suitable knee braces for the last 24 hours!
Anyway this is to say that you'll find my review and the prizewinners and CBM people over on my Making A Mark blog starting tomorrow!
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