The RHS Lindley Hall will host the RHS London Botanical Art Show from 26-27 February. This show focuses entirely on botanical art, promoting the world-class Lindley Library collection and championing the skills of some of the world’s best botanical artists through a display of unseen work. In its seventh year, the show celebrates the beauty, technical artistry and scientific importance of botanical art. There is also an element of competition with artists from Thailand, Japan, Australia and Turkey joining British artists, all hoping to win a coveted Gold Medal. Last year, Japanese artists at the show won four of the six gold medals. There are works in graphite, watercolour and pencil, gouache and acrylic, with subjects ranging from trees and fruit to vegetables and wild plants.
Interest in botanical art is increasing around the world, part of this interest is that botanical art is not necessarily the exact reproduction of the plant or flower. The finished painting is often a composite of many elements that allows the artist to show their creativity. It is this creativity that allows an attention to details that would get lost in a photograph.
The show is an opportunity for visitors to talk to the artists about their work and in some cases, purchase works and prints directly from the artist
There will also be the opportunity for visitors to buy a variety of art products and talk to representatives from florilegia societies and botanical art and illustration societies about their work and courses.
Meet the artists working in our pop-up studio
Learn about their processes, watch them work, gain tips and advice
Buy a variety of art products
For more information or to book tickets, visit the RHS website here
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