Laura Silburn was awarded RHS Gold and Best in Show in October 2014, for her exhibition on Aristolochia’s
Ros Franklin was awarded an RHS Gold Medal (May 2015) for her first solo exhibition “Arisaemas for the Sheltered Garden or Greenhouse”. The RHS Lindley Library has purchased one of the paintings Arisaema speciosum var. mirabile for their collection.
The workshop Painting Fritillary on Vellum 13th and 14th April 2019 was dedicated to with our love to Mally Francis’ memory.
This spring visit the Eden Project to see an exhibition of contemporary artworks alongside botanical paintings from Eden’s Florilegium Society called Radical Botany. Not to be missed!
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.
Catherine Day and Ros Franklin (Chairman of the Eden Project Florilegium) were awarded an RHS Silver Medal as part of their group’s themed exhibition entitled ‘Spots and Stripes’.
Jess Carr was awarded Silver Gilt for her first solo exhibition, February 2015, for her exhibit: Exposing the Nature of Nurture