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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 45 minutes sessions, delivered via Zoom, 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.

I am going to do the first presentation, and more artists will be added as confirmed. Make sure you read all the information at the bottom of the page if you are interested in attending.

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!

PLEASE NOTE - Booking closes 24 hours before each talk





14 JANUARY 2021
7pm GMT
(2pm EST, 11am PST)

BOTANICAL ART PAINTING - START TO FINISH
Julia Trickey

Julia will talk through the process and techniques used to produce a botanical watercolour painting. Her presentation will be illustrated with work-in-progress shots of a recent painting - Vintage Amaryllis Bulb (right) - and she will demonstrate some of the techniques used, as well as explain how errors were corrected.



PS This talk is similar to one delivered to the New England SBA



28 JANUARY 2021
7pm  GMT
(2pm EST, 11am PST)

CAPTURING GERANIUMS: An overview of an RHS exhibition
Laura Silburn

In 2013 Laura exhibited at the Royal Horticultural Society's Botanical Art and Orchid show in central London, winning her first of three coveted gold medals. Laura will talk about the journey from choosing what to paint through to presenting work for exhibition with an insight into the processes and techniques used to produce an exhibit of the highest standard. Laura will show examples of preparatory work and explain how they shaped the final pieces.

Laura is a botanical artist working in Cornwall, England where she is a Fellow of the Eden Project Florilegium Society and teaches at the Eden Project, the Sawpit Studio in Heligan Gardens and at RHS Rosemoor. Her work ranges from botanical documentation for archives and florilegia to artistic studies of plants exploring our relationship to them. Laura has been awarded three RHS gold medals as well as ‘Best in Show’ painting in 2018.

www.laurasilburn.co.uk   


18 FEBRUARY 2021
8pm GMT
(3pm EST, 12noon PST)

BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION IN PEN AND INK
Lizzie Harper

Lizzie will discuss the equipment and techniques she uses to draw plants in pen and ink. She’ll use examples of her published work to explain the difference between clear line drawings, diagrams and tonal pen and ink works (completed with stippling and building up of tone). Lizzie also explains how she adds a top layer of watercolour without compromising detail.

Lizzie Harper has been a professional freelance botanical and natural history illustrator for 25 years and has illustrated a number of books including ‘The Hedgerow Handbook’, ‘Collins Flower Guide’ and David Attenborough’s ‘A Life on Our Planet’. She teaches occasional illustration workshops a Cambridge Botanical Gardens and has just completed pen and ink illustrations for ‘The Tree Forager’, due out in August 2021.

www.lizzieharper.co.uk



4 MARCH 2021
8pm GMT
(3pm EST, 12noon PST)

ILLUSTRATING THE GIANT VICTORIA WATERLILIES
Lucy Smith

Lucy will talk about her ongoing project, documenting the giant waterlilies of the genus Victoria through botanical illustration. This will include background to this project - inspiration, planning and some of the challenges. She will show details of the work previously completed and in progress, including watercolour and pen and ink illustrations of the waterlilies' unique flowers and giant leaves.

Lucy T Smith has been a freelance botanical illustrator for Kew Gardens for the past twenty years where she has continually worked with botanists and horticulturalists. She has received numerous awards for her work, and teaches botanical illustration at Kew. Lucy's Victoria waterlilies project is her first major independent project in two decades.

www.lucytsmith.com

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4 FEBRUARY 2021
8pm GMT
(3pm EST, 12noon PST)

500 ORCHIDS AND COUNTING…Painting orchids for the RHS
Deborah Lambkin

Deborah Lambkin has been the official orchid artist to the Royal Horticultural Society since 2005, painting awarded orchids for the RHS Orchid Committee. Deborah has completed over 500 orchid paintings of a wide variety of orchids for the RHS collections.

In this talk Deborah will explain her processes for managing orchids for painting and the painting techniques that she use, as well as the process of how the RHS Orchid Committee awards system works,

Deborah has been a professional botanical illustrator since leaving the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland in 1991. She works on a freelance basis for the Royal Horticultural Society and the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and the Eric Young Orchid Foundation. She teaches occasionally and exhibits regularly.

Instagram @DeborahLambkin
Twitter @deborahlambkin



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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


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18 MARCH 2021
8pm GMT
(4pm EDT, 1pm PDT)

COLOUR IN REALISTIC BOTANICAL ART
Martin Allen

A use of complex colour is an important element in creating a realistic or life-like image. Martin will look at how this can be achieved in terms of mixing and applying watercolour paint through step-by-step images and also discuss why it works.

Martin works in the Tees Valley, north-east England, as a botanical surveyor and botanical artist. He has been awarded two RHS gold medals and a group gold medal with the Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society of which he is an emeritus Fellow. He is currently writing a book on England’s ancient grasslands.


www.martinjallen.com



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

HELEN ALLEN
DETAILS TBC

£12 BOOK HERE

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

MARY DILLON
DETAILS TBC

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

EGG TEMPERA: MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES
Carrie di Costanza

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


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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 - Keep this safe. If you have any issues or questions before the meeting, email julia@juliatrickey.co.uk

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!


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