2019 is going to have some exciting opportunities and challenges in it.
Looking back at 2018, it was a busy year. Teaching commitments meant fewer completed pictures leaving my studio, though those that did were some of the best so far and well received with some now in new homes.
I took part in 3 exhibitions in 2018, the first in Madrid with the SBA at the botanical gardens was a celebration of tulips. Florum was held at Goodnestone gardens near Canterbury, sadly this was the last exhibition for Florum. In October I helped to hang the SBA’s biannual exhibition in Frankfurt, once again a very successful exhibition where I was awarded third prize in the People’s Choice vote. I have some exciting plans in 2019 for more exhibitions, not least of which will be the SBA Botanical exhibition at the new location of the Mall Galleries in June.
Meanwhile work continued behind the scenes during the year at the SBA ,planning the New Membership, 2019 Exhibition and other essential council business.
In December, I was delighted to be asked by the very talented Botanical Artist Helen Cousins, to be her first featured artist for her blog. I first met Helen when she was one of our youngest members on the SBA Distance learning course. Click on the link to read the full article :
I will be taking the time to travel more in 2019 which means lots of sketchbook work while giving me an opportunity to collect ideas for my handmade books. Not necessarily Botanical this side of my practice stretches me to keep pushing the boundaries.
There a still just a few places available on my courses in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells starting in January so why not come and join me for a bit of a botanical adventure? See link below.
Alternatively if you have friends who love to paint and draw why not get together for a days workshop.
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