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11th December 2017

11th December 2017

We’re delighted to share our own Advent countdown with you this month, featuring seasonal botanical images painted by the talented members of EGS and CSBA aulmni group, Amicus Botanicus, and CSBA tutors. A new image will be posted each day as we enjoy the anticipation and preparations for a joyful Christmas. Today we feature Nutmegs by Sarah Gould, Dip EGS, CSBA Tutor. In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. Albert Camus, 1913-1960. Are you enjoying our botanical illustrations?  Join our Facebook group to stay up to date with latest news from […]

 
10th December 2017

10th December 2017

We’re delighted to share our own Advent countdown with you this month, featuring seasonal botanical images painted by the talented members of EGS and CSBA aulmni group, Amicus Botanicus, and CSBA tutors. A new image will be posted each day as we enjoy the anticipation and preparations for a joyful Christmas. Sprout by Elaine Searle, Dip EGS, AB, CSBA Tutor. In my experience, clever food is not appreciated at Christmas. It makes the little ones cry and the old ones nervous. Jane Grigson, cookery writer, 1928-1990. Are you enjoying our botanical illustrations?  Join our Facebook group to stay up to […]

 
9th December 2017

9th December 2017

  We’re delighted to share our own Advent countdown with you this month, featuring seasonal botanical images painted by the talented members of EGS and CSBA aulmni group, Amicus Botanicus, and CSBA tutors. A new image will be posted each day as we enjoy the anticipation and preparations for a joyful Christmas. Cedrus Deodara by Jeanne Debons, Dip EGS, AB. Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. Victor Hugo

 
8th December 2017

8th December 2017

We’re delighted to share our own Advent countdown with you this month, featuring seasonal botanical images painted by the talented members of EGS and CSBA aulmni group, Amicus Botanicus, and CSBA tutors. A new image will be posted each day as we enjoy the anticipation and preparations for a joyful Christmas. Holly by Lyn Sykes, Dip EGS, AB. Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly? Emily Bronte Are you enjoying our botanical illustrations?  Join our Facebook group to stay up to date with […]

 
7th December 2017

7th December 2017

We’re delighted to share our own Advent countdown with you this month, featuring seasonal botanical images painted by the talented members of EGS and CSBA aulmni group, Amicus Botanicus, and CSBA tutors. A new image will be posted each day as we enjoy the anticipation and preparations for a joyful Christmas. Hellebores by Carolyn Jenkins, Dip EGS. “Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.” Pietro Aretino, 1492-1556

 
6th December 2017

6th December 2017

We’re delighted to share our own Advent countdown with you this month, featuring seasonal images painted by the talented members of EGS and CSBA aulmni group, Amicus Botanicus, and CSBA tutors. A new image will be posted each day as we enjoy the anticipation and preparations for a joyful Christmas. Pine Cone by Chrissie Lightfoot, Dip EGS. “The pine stays green in winter… wisdom in hardship.” Norman Douglas, 1868-1952  

 
June Masterclass with Lizzie Sanders – bookings now open

June Masterclass with Lizzie Sanders – bookings now open

Crisp, Clear and Contemporary Botanical Masterclass – Lizzie Sanders 20th-22nd June 2018 Suitable for experienced botanical painters Lizzie’s background in graphic design and advertising in Italy brings an enviable level of finesse to her clean and fresh work. This 3-day Masterclass for experienced botanical painters will challenge the artist’s existing composition choices and introduce more thoughtful alternatives to ‘lift’ your work. The Chelsea Physic Garden in June makes a perfect setting for creating a more ‘graphic’ composition with an enticing selection of flowers in bloom. £480 including light lunch and VAT Apply here

 
5th December 2017

5th December 2017

We’re delighted to share our own Advent countdown with you this month, featuring seasonal images painted by the talented members of EGS and CSBA aulmni group, Amicus Botanicus, and CSBA tutors. A new image will be posted each day as we enjoy the anticipation and preparations for a joyful Christmas. Today we feature Yew by Jeanne Debons, Dip EGS, AB. “How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year!” Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 1823-1911

 
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4th December 2017

We’re delighted to share our own Advent countdown with you this month, featuring seasonal images painted by the talented members of EGS and CSBA aulmni group, Amicus Botanicus, and CSBA tutors. A new image will be posted each day as we enjoy the anticipation and preparations for a joyful Christmas. Oak Leaf by Susan Conroy, Dip EGS. If winter’s lifeless world each tree Now seems a perfect part; Yet each one holds summer’s secret Deep down within its heart. Charles G. Stater

 
3rd December 2017

3rd December 2017

We’re delighted to share our own Advent countdown with you this month, featuring seasonal images painted by the talented members of EGS and CSBA aulmni group, Amicus Botanicus, and CSBA tutors. A new image will be posted each day as we enjoy the anticipation and preparations for a joyful Christmas. Winter Twigs by Chrissie Lightfoot, Dip EGS. In the rush of early morning,When the red burns through the gray, And the wintry world lies waiting For the glory of the day… ~Louisa May Alcott, “Merry Christmas,” in The Horn of Plenty, 1876