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 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…
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 this wonderful post they have made about her.
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!
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
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.
The workshop Painting Fritillary on Vellum 13th and 14th April 2019 was dedicated to with our love to Mally Francis’ memory.