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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

 
2nd December 2017

2nd 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 Old Man’s Beard by Sally Pond, Dip EGS, AB, CSBA Tutor. Winter giveth the fields, and the trees so old, Their beards of icicles and snow… ~Charles duc d’Orléans, translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 
Celebrate Advent with us at CSBA

Celebrate Advent with us at CSBA

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’s image is entitled Hedgerow by Louise Young, Dip EGS, AB. And to start, a quote from Charles Dickens: Seasonable tokens are about. Red berries shine here and there in the lattices of Minor Canon Corner; Mr. and Mrs. Tope are daintily sticking sprigs of holly into the carvings and […]

 
Lisa’s Colombian Adventure

Lisa’s Colombian Adventure

Upon completing the first year of the 2016 Botanical Painting Diploma Course, CSBA student Lisa Anzellini began to think about her ‘Final Project’ in order to graduate the following year. Part Colombian, and wishing to pursue her botanical interest in such an ecologically rich country, Lisa researched possibilities in Colombia, leading her to a government project, called ‘Colombia BIO’.  This program is responsible for researching and protecting nearly all continental ecosystems in Colombia. Lisa’s timing was perfect, due to the Colombian government’s recent signing of a peace agreement with the most powerful guerrilla group (FARC). After more than five decades of civil war […]