Sunday, 13 March 2011

Moving on - exhibitions 2011, SBA Associate Membership!

Running up to the end of the SBA Course the exhibition calendar kicked off early in 2011 in the cafe gallery at the Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed, House for an Art Lover, situated in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow. It's a lovely venue and I felt privileged to be invited to exhibit alongside four Scottish botanical artists, Fiona Strickland, Jenny MatthewsLynne Henderson and Mary-Clare Cornwallis.  

Exhibited at House for an Art Lover, Glasgow, Horse Chestnut on Vellum
SBA Associate Membership!
In February I had five works accepted by the Society of Botanical Artists for inclusion in their annual show, the World of Plants, 8th - 17th April at Westminster Central Hall, London. I've been putting odd works into the SBA shows on and off since 2002 but this was the second consecutive year that all five works had been accepted and secured election as an Associate Member of the SBA. Last year I was awarded a Certificate of Botanical Merit and highly commneded for the Joyce Cumming Award.

The next deadline is looming - to produce 8 paintings of native plants on vellum for inclusion in the BISCOT (Botanical Images Scotia) annual exhibition. The exhibition is a collaboration between the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society. It's the first time I've exhibited with BISCOT after having work accepted by their committee last year.  The exhibition is held at the Gardening Scotland show at Ingleston,  Edinburgh, from 3rd - 5th June. Work is then transported to the RBGE, and forms part of their Botanical Art Bonanza exhibitions. BISCOT work will be on show at from 8th -24th June in the Fletcher Building.

Any artist interested in exhibiting at BISCOT 2012 must submit work by the 24th May 2011.

Exhibited at House for and Art Lover, Digitalis purpurea on vellum. My largest work to date on vellum. I grew the plant in the garden


  1. Wonderful painting Dianne... moving on now from the SBA course - will you miss it? I imagine their deadlines will be replaced by exhibition deadlines!! Love to see your work x

  2. Hi Vicki, yes I will miss it! but relieved it's finished too. There are so many other things I want to do now. It's a time for change and to concentrate on painting with a bit more purpose than in the past....if that makes sense?

  3. That is one gorgeous Foxglove Dianne! Well done you in getting all your paintings accepted - not surprised really, they are very very good indeed.

  4. Congratulations on the exhibitions and on finishing the course! Also, thanks for sharing the process with us. You are an inspiration to me, as I am just starting out. The foxglove painting is wonderful!

  5. Wonderful picture! Congratulation on making it as an Associate members of the SBA.

  6. So nice to read your blog again. I just saw my name in the followers list. I'm not a follower... I'm a fan!!!

  7. Congratulations Dianne, looking forward to see you work at the SBA exhibition.