Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Society of Botanical Artists at Palmengarten

The SBA exhibition at Palmengarten Botanic Gardens was beautiful. So many stunning works of art. The gallery is in a perfect setting to showcase botanic art. Photography was not allowed in the exhibition, so I thought I would take photographs of the Gardens which were interesting and lovely even at this time of year. It was great to have been part of such a wonderful exhibition.  

Friday, November 14, 2014

World Watercolour Competition

This is the catalogue of the '1st World Watercolour Competition', run by 'The Art of Watercolour' a magazine for watercolourists.
There were 1891 paintings entered by 1615 candidates.
Phase One: 600 artists were selected from those who entered.
Phase Two: 250 artists were selected from 600 selected in the first round.
Phase Three: 23 finalists were selected from the 250.
Phase Four: 7 winners won awards from the 23 selected.
I got into the second phase. The catalogue is quite breath-taking. So many amazing pieces of art.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Imaginative Realism

Just finished reading this art book by James Gurney. Wow it is amazing, shows you how he creates his imaginative paintings. A very impressive book.

Monday, May 12, 2014

SBA Botanical Garden

Fantastic day with the Society of Botanical Artists. Here I am with the Margaret Granger award which was presented by Dr Nigel Dunnet, who opened the exhibition and treated us to an entertaining talk.
The exhibition is open until 18th May daily from 11am - 5pm, Westminster Central Hall, Storey's Gate, London SW1. It is free to enter and there are daily demonstrations.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours

My watercolour painting of 'Crocosmia with raindrops' won the Schmincke Award at the Mall Galleries yesterday. It is part of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours Annual Exhibition. The exhibition runs until Saturday 19th April.  Open daily 10am to 5pm (closes 1pm on final day. Closed Sunday 13th April for London Marathon) Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Society of Botanical Artists

I had great news this weekend. I have been made a full member of the Society of Botanical Artists. It really is an honour to be part of such a talented society. I am looking forward to travelling to London to see the exhibition which opens on 9th May and runs until 18th May at Westminster Central Hall, Storey's Gate, London SW1.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Sycamore Leaf

A step by step of this painting can be seen in Leisure Painter Magazine, April 2014 issue.
The original painting will be on display at Bankside Gallery in London, as part of  the Royal Watercolour Society, Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition, from Friday 7th - Wednesday 19th March 2014.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Delamere Forest

This is a photo of Delamere Forest in Cheshire. The forest is a great place to walk in with many paths to choose from. The day I visited it was raining and cold, but it didn't matter the views of the trees where worth it.