Pure watercolour is the predominant medium at the show but more and more of the botanical drawings on display are being produced using coloured pencils. This year 24 artists (10.5% of the total of 228 artists with work on display) used coloured pencils for at least one of their works.
Janie Pirie SBA, UKCPS, SGM (pictured above with her work) was awarded a "Highly Commended" certificate from the judges assessing work for the 'The Joyce Cumming Presentation Award'. This was for her coloured pencil drawing "Zea mays var. saccharata - Sweetcorn". Janie was elected to full membership of the Society of Botanical Artists this year and received a Silver Gilt Medal from the Royal Horticultural Society last June.
Ann Swan who has won a Gold Medal from the RHS for her botanical art in coloured pencils will be demonstrating how she works in coloured pencils at the exhibition next Saturday 2nd May (11am - 4pm coloured pencil - botanical).
- UKCPS News - Janie Pirie becomes a member of the Society of Botanical Artists
- Members interested in submitting work next year can read more about the exhibition in Exhibition Review: Society of Botanical Artists #1 and Exhibition Review: Society of Botanical Artists #2