The Christmas Exhibition of the Edinburgh Society of Botanical Artists will open tomorrow at The John Hope Gateway at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh (entrance via Arboretum Place).
The exhibition runs from 25th November - 2nd December (10am - 4pm) and admission is free - and the art will be excellent!
ESBA acts as an Alumni Association for past graduates of the RBGE Diploma Course in Botanical Illustration.
Below I've got images of some of the pen and ink drawings that Marianne Hazlewoodwill be showing. Marianne was the winner of the Eve Bennett Award for Botanical Illustration at this summer's Diploma graduation.
The drawings below were done by Marianne Hazlewood using Japanese ink paste on Lambeth Cartridge. The images are 'crops'. I think they're wonderful because they lend a distinctively contemporary 'edge' to her botanical art.
Marianne was inspired in her pen and ink drawings by Sarah Simblet (author of Botany for the Artist) who came to the Diploma course and did a day with the students.
While I was painting my Arisaema I wanted to illustrate these growing shoots because they were so fascinating, so I did a drawing for each of my specimens, it was such an amazing experience, one which I will be repeating
The botanical artists with drawings, paintings and prints on display include:
The image used as artwork for the flyer is by Sharon Tingey - one of the tutors on the RBGE Diploma Course - and is from her RHS Gold Medal winning suite of paintings of sunflowers. Read my blog post Interviews with six RHS Botanical Art Gold Medal Winners (2014) about the exhibition where she won her RHS Gold Medal
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This post is a review of the 2017 annual exhibition "Changing Seasons" of the Society of Botanical Artists. This year there are 467 paintings, drawings and prints, Miniatures and works in three dimensions (glass, sculpture, jewellery) by members and associated members of the SBA and artwork from non-members selected from the open entry.
The show is on at the Central Hall Westminster in London (opposite Westminster Abbey) until Saturday 21st October. It's open every day from 11am to 5pm and admission is free.
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