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Welcome to my website - I hope you enjoy your visit.

 

My painting, Horse Chestnut, is currently on show at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery in Kew Gardens as part of the 'British Artists in the Shirley Sherwood Collection' exhibition. As ever, it's a fascinating exhibition and well worth a visit if you can make it. If you live to far away, you can get a flavour of the exhibition from this post by Katherine Tyrrell.


For those of you who are botanical artists, there is going to be a worldwide day of botanical art held on May 18th 2018. Many different countries will be involved in holding exhibitions of artworks of their native plants and the UK contribution will be based at the Ruskin Library in Lancaster. More information about the UK exhibition is here. If you are interested submitting a painting for the juried exhibition see the call for entries here.


More information on the other countries involved can be seen here on the American Society of Botanical Artists website.

 

I work with Tees Valley Wildlife Trust on our local native plants here in the UK. You can see some of our work at our Cleveland coast website here and our current project woodland diaries here.



 

I will be at the American Society of Botanical Artists Conference this October in California; more details when they are confirmed. If you are going to the Conference do say hello.

A photograph of Common Twayblade growing at Gravel Hole, a Tees Valley Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve


The Every Berry painting is still for sale and presently at Forum Botanische Kunst in Germany; the contact details are here. Sylvia, the gallery owner, is working on producing a printed record/catalogue of the Different-Identical exhibition which was held last year.


A book of botanical art celebrating 20 years of the Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society 'Botanical Illustration from Chelsea Physic Garden' has been published by the Antique Collectors' Club. My painting of Allium subhirsutum is included.


 

I'm now on Facebook here posting about botanical art and on Twitter as @botanicalmartin chatting about plants.

Do say hello.....