I'd also noticed a significant increase in coloured pencil art in the same exhibition last year and, after hearing Susan's comment and seeing the exhibition for myself, I'd decided that at some point I'd do a count up of artists and work.
copyright the artists / photographed with permission of the SBA
Well this morning I did that count - and I am now officially dumbfounded! The 24 artists listed below are displaying a total of 73 artworks.
Which actually means that the SBA Annual Exhibition is currently providing the largest display of coloured pencil artwork in the UK in the last 12 months (although obviously not an exhibition which is a dedicated display of coloured pencil art.)
Artists using coloured pencils for botanical art and flowers depicting flowers and gardens are:
- Elizabeth Andrews (1 CP drawing)
- Vivien Burgess ARMS SBA HS SFP (1 CP drawing)
- Fiona Burkeman (1 CP drawing)
- Susan Christopher-Coulson SBA SFP GM CBM (5 CP drawings)
- Mary Dearing SBA (3 CP drawings)
- Diane Gould (4 CP drawings)
- Brenda M Green Assoc SBA (4 CP drawings)
- Amber Halsall SBA (1 CP drawing)
- Margaret Hatherly-Champ FCPGFS (3 CP drawings)
- Sue Henon SBA (4 CP drawings)
- Charlotte Hodgson (2 CP drawings)
- Marilyn Hughes (4 CP drawings)
- Mary Lasserson SBA (4 CP drawings)
- Sue Manton (1 CP drawings)
- Rachel Munn SBA (5 CP drawings)
- Dawn Munns SFP (2 CP drawings)
- Janet O'Connor Assoc SBA (4 CP drawings)
- Janie Pirie SBA UKCPS SGM (5 CP drawings)
- Susan J Puttick (1 CP drawing)
- Fusako Sakaoka SBA (5 CP drawings)
- Ann Swan SBA GM CBM (5 CP drawings)
- Katherine Tyrrell (2 CP drawings) - that'll be me!
- Janet Wilkinson Assoc SBA (4 CP drawings)
- Jan Wilson (2 CP drawings)
It's also good to know that both SBA publications (The Art of Botanical Painting and The Botanical Palette: Colour for the Botanical Painter) plus the Distance Learning Diploma Course also formally recognise coloured pencil as a medium used to produce botanical art.
If you're particularly interested in coloured pencil art and seeing what can be achieved when using coloured pencils, I highly recommend a visit to the exhibition, which closes on Sunday. I can certainly vouch for the fact that actually getting to see coloured pencil artwork 'face to framed work' (as it were) after only seeing the artwork of other coloured pencil artists in books or online is an extremely enlightening experience.
Plus seeing the artwork of coloured pencil artists who in the past have won gold medals (denoted as GM above) for botanical art from the Royal Horticultural Society is something else again!
Note: For those following my technology woes - the verdict from the engineer at 6.30am this morning was that the motor on my washing machine had burnt out and had 'taken out' the digital 'doings' as well. Which makes the repair too expensive for a 10 year old machine. Which means that's the 4th dead appliance in 3 weeks and I now need a new washing machine to go with the new computer and the new TV and the major repairs to the car and laptop in the last three weeks. I've done an hour on the web searching for a suitable replacement and decided that I needed another dose of botanical art to cheer me up! Which I'm also getting this afternoon when I meet up with Felicity Grace (Felicity's Philosophies and Other Curiosities) at the exhibition. Which means Doris Joa that I can now take a photo of your work! :)
- Exhibition Review: Society of Botanical Artists #1 provides an overview of the exhibition
- Exhibition Review: Society of Botanical Artists #2 focuses more on individual artists.
- Society of Botanical Artists
- Annual "Flowers and Gardens" Exhibition 2009
- Review of the SBA Exhibition (2006)
- Flowers and Garden Exhibition 2007
- Society of Botanical Artists - the Botanical Palette Exhibition (2008)