It has been announced that the renowned botanical artist and illustrator Lizzie Sanders GM passed away last week, age 70.
Born in London on 4 January 1950, she had lived in Edinburgh since 1983 - near to the Botanic Garden where she also taught botanical illustration to very many students. Anne Carlaw, the Chairperson of the Scottish Society of Botanical Artists announced her death via an email to members today.
In it she described Lizzie and her work as both an artist and as a teacher.
"many of us were fortunate to have been taught by Lizzie at the Botanics and even more of you will have been familiar with her stunning work.
It seemed appropriate to use as an example of her stunning botanical artwork, her painting of Sutherland Kale - produced for Flora Scotia and published - as a feature image - in Scottish Plant Lore
Favourites are always bold, structural plants which themselves make a grand statement and which lead to careful, sometimes unconventional, composition.
Lizzie Sanders Timeline
Artwork by Lizzie Sanders
Botanical Diversity is an exhibition by a group of Russian artists living in different countries and held in a gallery in Vienna in Austria this week.
You can find out more about the exhibition in the catalogue (cover above) on Issuu.
Views of the exhibition
This is a short slideshow of the work in the exhibition.
Profiles of the exhibiting artists
The eleven botanical artists listed - and then PROFILE BELOW - are participating in their first group exhibition together in Europe. They currently live in:
ASBA's 23rd Annual International Exhibition of Botanical Art at Wave Hill includes 13 artists who have never exhibited in an ABA International Exhibition before.
A total of 46 two-dimensional, original, botanical artworks - out of 178 entries have been selected. The international botanical artists come from the US (33), Australia (1), Canada (3), Germany (2), Japan (2), Netherlands (1), Russia (2) and the UK (2). Entries are down on last year - but this may be due to the Pandemic.
It's hoped that the exhibition can be held as planned in September.
Botanical Artists whose botanical drawing, painting, print or illustration was selected for the exhibition are listed BELOW
I confess I gave myself a memory check and sorted them - from memory - before checking each individual artist's bio! I got 27 of the 46 sorted without the need for more information!
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Another Virtual Conference! This time it's the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) who are holding a Virtual Annual Meeting and Conference in October 2020.
What happened to the proper Conference?
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