2016 has been an interesting year so far.
Five paintings finished and taken to London for selection for the SBA Shape Pattern, Structure Exhibition, in late February and then the nail biting wait to see if any have been selected. Luckily they didn't make me wait too long to find out that not only were all five selected, but I had also been made a full member of the SBA! To say I was happy is an understatement!
Then later I find out that all five paintings are to be hung! And on top of that, I get The Phonecall... I have been awarded Certificate of Botanical Merit for the Echeveria cante Inflorescence painting! I didn't scream, honest, I was quite restrained, but I did need to sit down and take it all in.
|Certificate of Botanical Merit - Echeveria cante|
|Gladiolus Hybrid - Dried Flowers|
|Paphiopedilum Maudiae Hybrid|
The SBA Exhibition in Methodist Central Hall opposite Westminster Abbey is wonderful. Almost 600 paintings by Botanical artists from all over the world. But you really need more than one visit to take it all in.
Katherine Tyrrell has written a Review of the 2016 SBA Exhibition which will give those who can't get to London an idea of what they have missed. Katherine also has written posts about Prizewinners, Certificates of Botanical Merit, and the Private View. Giving a comprehensive idea of what the SBA 2016 Exhibition holds for the Botanical Art lover.
On top of all this, I have been working on a project which is still under wraps - more about this later!
Coming up - Dyffryn Gardens Orchid Day 7th May 2016