Month: June 2019

Eleni McLoughlin retires

Eleni’s last session teaching on the ‘Aspects’ Course was on June 9th 2019. Eleni was presented with a beautiful Bromeliad plant to mark the occasion and to say thank you for all her amazing teaching of coloured pencils over the past 8 or more years.

Eleni specialises in coloured pencil and pen and ink, and has demonstrated stippling to past students. She has illustrated books on the endemic flora of Cyprus, her work has been published in at least five botanical reference books. Eleni was a founder member of the BSBA and also a member of the UK Coloured Pencil Society and her paintings have received medals. We wish her well in her retirement.

Success at the SBA Exhibition

The Society of Botanical Artists Exhibition РPlantae Рat the Mall Gallery at the beginning of June was excellent. We are pleased to send congratulations to Yvonne Barbara Gemmell who  won the award for graphite work which was donated by Strathmore Artists Papers. The work was Lichen Branches. (Pictured here)

Also paintings by Barbara Gemmell, Jeni Neale and Celia Scottow were sold at the exhibition. (If there were any more successes please let us know.)

Today’s meeting on 16th June was a painting day and although attended by a only a few we were able to get on with our projects. Diane Taylor told us about the workshop that she held at Warwick University on the 15th. After a short walk around the nature trail they were inside where Diane had the attendees doing tonal work with an HB pencil and then tackling a leaf. Well done Diane.

Next month we have two mini workshops for members to attend or watch or do your own thing.