Entries by F Broughan

Launch of SCEITSE – Irish Botanical Sketchbooks

Friday 20 November 2020: the Irish Society of Botanical Artists proudly launch our new book: SCEITSE – Irish Botanical Sketchbooks The culmination of a two-year project, SCEITSE – Irish Botanical Sketchbooks celebrates the complex journey of botanical artists as they collect information and prepare to illustrate a particular plant. This includes ‘visiting’ plants in their […]

Yanny Petters works acquired for national collections

We’re so pleased to say that Irish botanical artist and ISBA member Yanny Petters has recently had two  of her pieces acquired for national collections. Yanny’s painting ‘The Plants We Played With’ has just entered the collection of the National Gallery of Ireland (NGI) having recently featured in the ‘Drawn From Nature’ exhibition at the […]

SCEITSE – IRISH BOTANICAL SKETCHBOOKS launch 20 November

We are delighted to announce the launch of SCEITSE – IRISH BOTANICAL SKETCHBOOKS on Friday 20 November 2020. This exciting new publication seeks to de-mystify and celebrate the complex journey of botanical artists as they collect information and prepare to illustrate a particular plant. This includes ‘visiting’ plants in their habitat or in gardens, to […]

Sceitse – June Update

We’re now accepting all submissions for our sketchbook project, please see the recent email from Elaine about how to send your sketchbook pages. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will need a lot of time to put the project together, so we’re asking members to make sure that we receive their pages by the end of […]

Irish botanical artist awarded Margaret Flockton Award (Sydney, Australia)

We’re delighted to report that Irish botanical artist and ISBA member Deborah Lambkin has won a prestigious international award from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney for excellence in scientific botanical illustration. The Foundation and Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, has awarded the Margaret Flockton Award for Excellence in scientific botanical illustration to RHS […]

New year, new decade, lots of news

We’re well into 2020 already – a new year and a new decade. Our Sceitse/Sketchbook project is going well and the hand-in day has been planned to coincide with our AGM on 21 March. Visit our project page for updates. Members, don’t miss the AGM, when our guest speaker will be Yanny Petters who’ll talk to us about […]

Sceitse: November Update

We hope you had a lovely summer and that you’ve all been busy working on your sketches for our latest project! Get-together 23 November 2019 If you’d like to get together with other members, meet up for coffee, or if you have some questions about the Sketchbook Project, you can meet with members of the […]

Sceitse/Sketchbook – updates

All members should have received updated guidelines for our Sceitse project through the post. We’ve also added these guidelines to our Sceitse project page and you can find a link there to download and print them too.

Sceitse/Sketchbook – our new project: Workshop supports

Our new project is underway and all members have been informed through our AGM and in correspondence since. We held one workshop for members in the Spring, given by ISBA member Noeleen Frain (many thanks for Noeleen for a great day!) and we’re holding another now in early Summer: Claire Ward comes to us from […]