Julia Trickey
BOTANICAL ARTIST & TUTOR

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botanical art talks

Join me as we look over the shoulder of renowned botanical artists from the UK and beyond.

In these 50 - 60 minutes sessions, delivered via Zoom webinars, artists will talk through their favourite projects or botanical art techniques. Their presentations will be illustrated with examples of their artwork and/or technique demonstrations which will be followed by the opportunity for Q&A.

Talks will be recorded and available to registrants 24 hours after the live session. They will then be available for 48 hours, making them accessible whatever your time zone!

NEW! A 25% discount applies to talks scheduled after mid-June, if you book at least a month in advance.

Please read the further notes at the bottom of this page.

RECENT SPEAKERS:  Julia Trickey, Laura Silburn, Deborah Lambkin, Lizzie Harper, Lucy Smith, Martin Allen, Helen Allen





29 APRIL 2021
8pm BST
(3pm EDT, 12noon PDT)

STRANDLINE AND MARINE DISCOVERIES IN PEN AND INK
Sarah Morrish

Sarah will share with you many aspects of the pen and ink illustration process using strandline and marine discoveries as subject matter, ranging from shells, mermaid’s purses, barnacles, sea urchins, crabs to seaweeds. There will also be time to discuss the range and differences of pens that she uses.


Sarah combines science and art in producing paintings and illustrations that immerse you in many aspects of the natural world and its processes. She is a passionate educator and teaches for botanical art and natural science organisations in the UK and internationally, as well as her own popular courses in-person and online.  This year her book will be published on ‘Natural History Illustration in Pen and Ink’, taking you on a journey through nature and pen and ink illustration.


For links to tuition and portfolio websites, Patreon and social media, follow this link:  https://linktr.ee/NaturesDetails


£12 BOOK HERE

20 MAY 2021
7pm BST
(2pm EDT, 11am PDT)

EGG TEMPERA: MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES
Carrie di Costanzo

Carrie will discuss the materials and techniques she uses for working with egg tempera.  Topics will include the process of making the binder, mixing the paint, and creating luminous effects by layering semi-opaque layers of paint.  

Carrie is a fine artist who incorporates botanical subjects in her work.  She instructs classes at The New York Botanical Gardens in addition to independent workshops. Her work is held in the Botanical Collections at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, and private collections.

www.carriedicostanzo.com

www.instagram.com/carriedicostanzo

£12 BOOK HERE

27 MAY 2021
7pm BST
(2pm EDT, 11am PDT)

HOW TO START AND MAINTAIN A PERPETUAL JOURNAL
Lara Call Gastinger

Join Lara as she explains the concept of her perpetual journal. Creating a seasonal sketchbook over years can benefit botanical artists in their work and understanding of the plants around them. Lara has maintained her journal since 2001 and has become more observant and confident as a naturalist and botanical artist. She is known on Instagram for encouraging others to start and maintain their own perpetual journals.

Lara Call Gastinger was the chief illustrator for the Flora of Virginia after receiving her Plant Ecology masters degree. She has been awarded two gold medals (2007, 2018) at the Royal Horticultural Society show in London and has exhibited in numerous ASBA exhibits and the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. Her work has appeared in the newest Peterson mushroom guide and the ASBA Botanical Art Techniques book.


www.laracallgastinger.com


www.instagram.com/laragastinger


£12 BOOK HERE

15 APRIL 2021
7pm BST
(2pm EDT, 11am PDT)

ROSES… CAPTURING A MOMENT IN WATERCOLOUR
Mary Dillon

In recent times, Mary has been captivated by the beauty and intimacy of roses. She will explore the stages of making a larger than life botanical painting of Roses. looking at composition and how to bring a sense of dynamism to a painting before focusing on how she uses layers of wet and dry painting techniques in her painting.

Mary is recognised for her passion for capturing the essence of a plant in a contemporary yet scientifically truthful way. Mary has a strong international reputation as a tutor of botanical art.  Her work belongs in the collection of Dr. Shirley Sherwood and in the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation and was recently selected and published by the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology, Krakow exhibition, ‘Exploring Botany’.

www.marydillonbotanicalart.com



10 JUNE 2021
7pm BST
(2pm EDT, 11am PDT)

CREATIVE COLOUR MIXING WITH COLOURED PENCILS
Ann Swan

Make your colours leap off the page; Ann will show you a variety of techniques she uses to create truly vibrant, rich and clean colours and banish those greys. Learn how Ann uses solvents and fluorescent colours to create luscious, luminous colour mixes.


Ann will also show you how to choose convincing shade colours to create depth without dullness whilst maintaining colour brilliance so that your work will come to life on the page.  


Ann is one of this country’s leading botanical artists and teachers working primarily in coloured pencil and graphite. She has been awarded four RHS Gold Medals and her work is in the prestigious Shirley Sherwood Collection and the RHS Lindley Library. She is an enthusiastic and nurturing teacher with over twenty five years’ experience and teaches around the world but now only on Zoom . Her book ‘Botanical Painting with Colour Pencils’ is a leader in the field.


www.annswan.co.uk

Instagram – annswanbotanicalartist

Facebook – @annswanbotanicalartist

Twitter - @annswanart

YouTube Channel – Ann Swan




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The ‘BOOK HERE’ button will take you to register for the talk. Payment is then taken via Paypal. You don’t need a PayPal account, as you can pay by debit or credit card. Zoom will then send you a unique, non-transferable meeting link. (You will be sent a reminder of the meeting with the link, both 24 hours and one hour before the event.)

The talk will be recorded and the link sent to you a day after the live session. You will then have a further 48 hours to view the talk. So, no need to worry if the time doesn’t suit you or you forget to attend - you won’t miss out!


SMALL PRINT


24 JUNE 2021
7pm BST
(2pm EDT, 11am PDT)

BUSINESS SAVVY BOTANICAL ART
Katherine Tyrrell


Further details tbc


£12 (£9 if booked before 24 May)



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22 July 2021
7pm BST
(2pm EDT, 11am PDT)

Madagascar - IN SEARCH OF BAOBABS
Gillian Condy

In 2013 Gillian was invited to illustrate a book on Baobabs. She accompanied the author on her first magical expedition to Madagascar, where six of the eight species are found. The two ladies returned again in 2019 where the spectacular baobab trees were seen growing on small Tsingy coral islands and curious lemurs investigated their fieldwork. Join her as she shares some of the allure of the island and challenges of working in remote locations.

Gillian Condy has spent most of her life in Africa, settling in South Africa to work at the National Herbarium as resident botanical illustrator for 35 years. She has illustrated books and been involved in exhibitions and florilegia worldwide, included curating the South African contribution to the Botanical Art Worldwide 2018 initiative. A teacher of over 20 years experience, Gillian was a founding member of the Botanical Art Association of southern Africa.

£12 (£9 if booked before 22 June)



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16 SEPTEMBER 2021
7pm BST
(2pm EDT, 11am PDT)

POLLINATORS IN BOTANICAL ART
Shevaun Doherty


Further details tbc


£12 (£9 if booked before 16 August)

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NEW! A 25% discount applies to any of the talks below, if booked at least a month in advance.

FULLY BOOKED

21 OCTOBER 2021
7pm BST
(2pm EDT, 11am PDT)

PAINTING ON VELLUM
Sarah Gould

An extraordinary brilliance, luminosity and depth of colour can be achieved on vellum which is quite different from paper. In this talk Sarah will explain the types of vellum available, suitable paints to use, paint mixing and painting techniques and will demonstrate the methods she uses for preparing and painting on calfskin vellum.

Sarah qualified first as a Landscape Architect then later studied Botanical Illustration with Anne Marie Evans. She now works almost exclusively on calfskin vellum and has taught vellum painting techniques to a growing number of botanical artists who are rediscovering this medium.

Sarah has been awarded two RHS silver-gilt medals for fruit and exotic fruit on vellum and her works on vellum are represented in the RHS Lindley Library, the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation and the Chelsea Physic Garden as well as many private collections at home and abroad.

£12 (£9 if booked before 21 September)



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18 NOVEMBER 2021
7pm GMT
(2pm EST, 11am PST)

Mariella Baldwin
Details tbc


£12 (£9 if booked before 18 October)

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9 DECEMBER 2021
7pm GMT
(2pm EST, 11am PST)

ARTISTS TOGETHER

In this end of year special, some of the popular artists from the 2021 series of talks get together to compare notes and explore tips and techniques as used for botanical art, together with insights into their own artistic journeys and projects. Don’t miss the chance to learn from these renowned practicing artists.

Laura Silburn, Martin Allen, Lucy Smith, Mary Dillon, Sarah Gould and Lizzie Harper are all experienced botanical artists and tutors, with years of experience in producing award winning or commercial botanical images.

£12 (£9 if booked before 9 November)



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