©2019 ABBA - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

All artwork copyrighted by the artist. Copying, saving, reproducing, republishing of the artwork prohibited without express permission of the artist.

  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey Twitter Icon
Bee_Orchid_EA.jpg
Mar 8

Is it Spring yet?

0 comments

After basking in temperatures around 20C recently, the mercury has dropped to a more 'normal' 10C - 12C. I'm always amazed how resilient plants can be at this time and how they take the varying conditions in their stride. Today, many of the trees here seem to have made a quantum leap in their leaf bud development so it won't be long until the first leaves unfurl. Here, in South East London, we are particularly blessed with a wide range of trees so there is plenty to see and enjoy.

 

I'm looking forward to the Spring Equinox and the launch of the ABBA website plus meeting Botanical Artists from the London Area.

New Posts
  • It’s 11am day two and it looks like the RHS has ordered in a few more industrial fans to circulate some air in the greenhouse. Skirts, shorts and sandell's seem to be the dress of the day and I am sure the odd swimmers will appear as the thermometer climbs. The medals have been awarded and the talent on display is stunning. If you have never been to this exhibition pop it in your calendar for next year or at least add it to your bucket list. A common theme from all the artists you speak to is a passion for botanical art and many years of applying paint to paper. It’s the three P’s Passion, Patience and Perseverance. What is really sad is the ephemeral nature of the exhibition that come 5pm today, this fabulous work will be taken down, packed in boxes and disappear from the public eye. No visual record either online or in print will be left. The hours and years of work disappear to be hung on walls in the artists’ homes away from the public gaze. Maybe we should start a “botanical art loan bank” where artwork is loaned to a wider audience. Show them in public or corporate spaces or private homes so they don’t sit behind the desk or under the bed gathering dust. For a comprehensive coverage of the exhibition head over to Katherine Tyrell’s latest news https://www.botanicalartandartists.com/news
  • We have had an enquiry asking whether any of us knows the British Botanical Artist Jenni Davies. The person who enquired has a pair of yellow poppies painted by the artist and is keen to find out any background information about her.
  • This new initiative is probably of interest to many botanical artists!