June 2018

On 14th June a group of eleven society members met in London to see two exhibitions of art by Cedric Morris. Starting at the Philip Mould Gallery, on Pall Mall, to see the exhibition ‘Beyond the Garden Wall’ this featured paintings of his travels mainly around the Mediterranean, Mexico and England, we also met Philip Mould. Following lunch we travelled by taxi to The Garden Museum, to see the exhibition ‘Artist Plantsman’ which featured his plant portraits. Into taxis again to our restaurant before making our different ways home. Many thanks to Jane Edwards who organised the day.

Susan Christopher-Coulson came to our meeting on 17th June and gave us a fantastic workshop. For all and particularly those not familiar with working with coloured pencil the information that she passed on about the types of pencils and paper she uses and the practical help she gave was first class.

Exhibitions this summer

  • Cedric Morris – two complementary exhibitions. Philip Mould Gallery, Pall Mall and The Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road. Both exhibitions are on until 22nd July.
  • SBA Exhibition – Woburn Abbey, 23rd & 24th June
  • RHS Plant and Botanical Art Fair – RHS Horticultural Halls 11th July 11am – 8pm and 12th July 11am – 6pm
  • Kew Gardens, Shirley Sherwood Gallery until 16th September. The Florilegium – An exhibition of works illustrating the beauty and diversity of plants grown by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. Also Works from the Shirley Sherwood Collection of native Australian and New Zealand plants.