|Jonathan Cooper, Park Walk Gallery|
(just off the Fulham Road)
It comprises Work from Botanical Artists in the Collection of Dr Shirley Sherwood OBE - and it celebrates 25 years since she began her collection.
She now has some 905 paintings and drawings by over 240 contemporary artists from 30 countries around the world. That, as I think you will agree, is some collection!
What makes it very special is that much of it is work by contemporary botanical artists. Indeed Dr Sherwood has made a major contribution to the revival of interest in botanical art - not to mention a developing an art gallery dedicated to botanical art in collaboration with Kew Gardens.
She is, in short, a true patron of botanical art. To have your work chosen for her collection is very much seen as an accolade.
This however is not a display of her artworks in her collection - such as one might see at Kew. This is a selling exhibition.
You can view the e-catalogue or download catalogue.
The artists chosen demonstrate the range of work in the collection and the artists who assembled in the gallery on Tuesday evening came from all over the world.