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Review : RHS London Botanical Art Show at the RHS Horticultural Halls – 27th to 28 February 2015


Would have loved to see this! Congrats to all!

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Venue: RHS Horticultural Halls, Greycoat Street, Westminster, London SW1P 2QW

In the second of the RHS London shows, a series of  beautiful paintings by some of the world’s finest botanical artists will be on display at the RHS Horticultural Halls  from 27–28 February 2015.
In its sixth 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. There are works in graphite, watercolour and pencil, gouache and acrylic, with subjects ranging from trees and fruit to vegetables and wild plants.

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At first glance, it seems strange that in the 21st century, botanical art is not just holding it own but flourishing. Whilst many people may associate botanical art  with the voyages of discovery in the 18th and 19th century, its…

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