Last night Shirley Sherwood announced that the Shirley Sherwood Collection of Botanical Art now has a website. The URL is http://shirleysherwood.com - which I'm sure all fans of botanical art will want to bookmark
I've known about it for some time but also knew that the natural time for a public announcement would be at last night's Private View for the "Modern Masterpieces of Botanical Art" exhibition at The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at Kew Gardens. So today is the right time to share with everybody else!
Below I'll describe what you can find on the website and how to access the different sections and pages within the website.
The 'About' section contains three pages
It’s now over 10 years since Sir David Attenborough opened the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at Kew, the world’s first dedicated display space. During that time, the gallery has held over 50 exhibitions, welcomed more than a million visitors and become the hub of the worldwide renaissance of botanical art.
I am always being asked how I became interested in botanical art and how I started the Shirley Sherwood Collection.
The core of the website is the Collection Section - which creates a record of the 1,000+ artworks by over 300 botanical artists and illustrators from 36 countries.
This section permits:
Each individual artist also has an individual page on the website for all their artworks in the Collection. On this page you can review:
I'll demonstrate how this works and what you can see below using Beverly Allen and her Streliztia nicolai - which is the feature image for the exhibition - as an example.
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Finally the website also has:
I hope you enjoy reviewing the website as much as I have done over the last few weeks.
I've certainly found it very interesting to
The website has been put together with the help of Rachel Sherwood who is Shirley Sherwood's daugher in law. I for one am very pleased to see it is now public even if there are a few little bits still to be completed. I'm sure like my own website it's been a labour of love and will never ever be really finished!
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