Tuesday, March 07, 2017

The Top Botanical Art Show in the World - Video

I made a video at the weekend about the RHS Botanical Art Show 2017. It's now available to view on my YouTube Channel - and below.

I think it's the first time that a video has ever been made showing all the exhibits in the show - as well as the overall size of the show. It's made up of about 50 small videos of different parts of the show.  Next year I'm going to have to try for mini-interviews as well!

Overview of the exhibition
For the uninitiated, this is an international and very prestigious show. Botanical artists jet into London from all over the world as well as all over the UK to exhibit at this show. It's not uncommon to have artists from at least five continents represented.

In my opinion, this is the top botanical art show in the world because of
  • the challenge it presents to exhibitors
  • the sheer quantity and quality of botanical artwork on display 
  • the status of the botanical artists who exhibit - it's revered by leading botanical artists who know the value of an RHS Gold Medal.
This year, the show at the end of February in the RHS Lindley Hall in Westminster had
  • 26 artists from 8 different countries around the world each exhibited a minimum of six botanical artworks; and
  • nine RHS Gold Medal-winning exhibits on display
  • some of the best technical use of watercolours for painting that you're ever likely to see
  • masses of visitors, many of whom were buying the art on display.

Video of the RHS Botanical Art Show 2017

Below you can view my video (8 minutes 36 seconds) about the show

You can read my comments about the exhibition in Video and review of RHS London Botanical Art Show 2017 on my dedicated botanical art blog.

If you want to know more about what's involved in exhibiting at this show you can
  • review a couple of pages on my website
  • Plus take a look at this video from 2014 (below) when I interviewed Denise Ramsay about her Gold Medal and her approach to developing her exhibit. He six paintings were all bought by Dr Shirley Sherwood - and exhibited at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art in Kew Gardens.

More about the show

I'm already looking forward to next year when the show will be in the summer.

Past blog posts relating to this year's show (to date) include:


  1. It's enough to make one take up Botanical Art. Gorgeous work.

  2. That was rather the idea by me showing you all what you're missing! :)


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