July 2018

The photograph was taken at Castle Bromwich Hall Garden on 11th July, it shows members (those present were Jane, Jennifer and Colin) with some of the visitors who joined us for ‘The Mid-Week Draw’. A relaxed drawing session on the second Wednesday of each month now in its second year. Some of our visitors have become regulars – we meet to draw and paint, chat, have a cup of tea with no pressure, no tuition just advice if requested as some are experienced artists but not botanical artists.

The RHS Botanical Art Show was inspirational as usual. The ‘Association of British Botanical Artists’ (ABBA) had a promotional stand. ABBA was established in 2017 to gather together a body of work from British artists for the 2018 world wide day of botanical art. The organisation would like to continue and were asking people to express interest by filling in a form. This form is also available on line at www.britishbotanicalartists.com Currently they are finding out how much interest there is filling in and sending the form does not commit you. There will not be any selection process for membership which is expected to cost £45/annum. ABBA is aimed at linking people to native plants through botanical art and they hope to hold workshops and exhibitions.

  • Jonathan Cooper Gallery, Park Walk, Chelsea SW10 – An exhibition which includes work by botanical artists
  • Transylvanian Florelegium Exhibition is now on until the end of August 10am – 5pm. Romanium Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square SW1