This evening I attended ‘A New Leaf’ - an exhibition of contemporary botanical paintings by Amicus Botanicus. I can recommend it for all those who love botanical art - and those aspiring to become botanical artists.
The exhibitions is at The Gallery, 54 Shepherd Market in Mayfair from Monday 14th – Sunday 20th May 2012 so if you want to see it you need to be quick. It's open from 10am to 8pm each day.
|Private View of A New LeafAmicus Botanicus at The Gallery in Shepherd's Market|
It's good to see yet another group of talented artists promoting their botanical art in gallery exhibitions. The work was of a high standard and the PV was very busy. I spotted the red dots arriving before I left.
This is their third exhibition. They've also held exhibitions in:
- 2008 - “Plants for Life” - which focused on plants which are used to treat cancer
- 2010 - “A Brush with Nature”
Below are some images from the exhibition plus some notes from a few of the artists who I had a chat with.
|Botanical Artwork by Carolyn Jenkins|
|Magnolia Leaf by Linda Compton McDonald|
|Saracenia pupuera (Purple Picher Planu|
by Elain Searle
|English Florists' Feathers - tulips by Louise Young|
|A wall of small studies|
- Christine Battle
- Pearl Bostock
- Jeanne Debons ASBA (USA) - a very gracious lady over from the USA for the exhibition
- Bindy Kent
- Anna Lu
- Gillian Payne
- Sally Pond If you can't get to London, Sally's work is also on display at the 'Botanical Life' show, running at Life - The Gallery, Farnham, until 20 May 2012.
- Shirley Slocock
- Mary-Ellen Taylor
- Erico Tosaki
The exhibition was opened by Tony Kirkham, Head of the Arboretum at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew who reminded us all that the early Directors at Kew placed a very great emphasis on botanical art as a way of recording plants as they lived.
You can see more about the artists on the website: www.amicusbotanicus.com to see the work of individual artists.