Catherine Day and Ros Franklin (Chairman of the Eden Project Florilegium) were one of a group of selected members of SWSBA who were awarded an RHS Silver Medal in 2013 for their themed exhibition entitled ‘Spots and Stripes’. Catherine is a previous solo medal winner and Ros a first time medal winner.
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.
The workshop Painting Fritillary on Vellum 13th and 14th April 2019 was dedicated to with our love to Mally Francis’ memory.
Jess Carr was awarded Silver Gilt for her first solo exhibition, February 2015, for her exhibit: Exposing the Nature of Nurture
Throughout 2020 we have continued to run workshops, meetings and painting classes. Thank you to everyone involved. We will continue with the same spirit in 2021 – the diary is set, just keep an eye-out for any changes! #lockdownbotanicalart
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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 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…