The latest exhibition of the Oxford Botanic Garden & Arboretum Florilegium opens tomorrow (Monday 22nd November) at The Barn Gallery at St. John's College, St Giles, OX1 3JP.
The Oxford Florilegium group consists of fourteen enthusiastic painters who have worked for a decade to produce botanical illustrations that document the living collections of the Botanic Garden and Arboretum, Oxford.
Most of the artwork and exhibits are watercolour paintings but also include botanical illustrations using coloured pencils, graphite and pen & ink.
The fourteen artists are:
You can see more of their artwork on their Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/obg_florilegium/
The aim of botanical illustration is to produce not only a picture that is pleasing to the eye but one which is botanically accurate, comprehensive and recognisable to species level. Such works broach the gap between art and science.
The illustrations in the Exhibition focus on themes including:
Prof. Simon Hiscock, Prof. Stephen Harris and Dr Chris Thorogood judge the annual submissions, assessing them for botanical accuracy, execution and composition.
âSee also my earlier post Oxford Florilegium Exhibition marks 400th anniversary of the UK's oldest botanic garden (29th October 2021)
The Trustees of the Finnis Scott Foundation seek entries for a £10,000 Botanical Art Award
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