It is with great sadness that we have to tell you this news. We have lost our incredible founder and teacher Mally Francis. We would like to thank the Association of British Botanical Artists for the wonderful post they have made about her.
Eden Project Florilegium Society member and Publicity Secretary, Laura Silburn, achieved a Gold medal at the RHS London Orchid and Botanical Art Show in April with her submission of six paintings of Hardy Geraniums.
‘A coming of Age’ Celebrating 18 Years of Botanical Paintings by The Eden Project Florilegium Society. An important date for the diary–full details will follow in the early Spring.
Laura Silburn was awarded RHS Gold and Best in Show in October 2014, for her exhibition on Aristolochia’s
Billy Showell held a well-attended two-day workshop at Eden to demonstrate her techniques in drawing and painting tulip flowers and leaves. Everyone attending was keen to try Billy’s wet-in-wet method of botanical painting, and during the two days Billy gave demonstrations, and lots of useful advice, interspersed with opportunities for those present to try things out using subjects of their choice. The workshop took place on 21st – 22nd April 2018 and has been written up in the Summer of 2018 by our newsletter co-ordinator – click here to read a full account of the workshop, which you can also print.
Another EPFS member has been awarded a medal. Congratulations to Sarah Poat for her wonderful work and well deserved medal. View her fantastic work on her website sarahpoatart.com
The header of the Association of British Botanical Artists – ABBA ‘Botanical Worldwide Exhibition’ is an image by no other than Mally Francis (founder of EPFS). Allium ampeloprasum var babingtonii / Babingtons Leek. More…