Trevince Garden Festival 2018


I will be exhibiting at Trevince this weekend 24th/25th March 10-4pm in the lovely old stable building where I will have watercolour originals, prints and cards for sale.

Further details if the event can be found here


Sydney Exhibition at Kew

My painting of Calathea zebrina was part of the Florilegium: Sydney's Painted Garden Exhibition at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney in 2016 and features in the accompanying book. The exhibition will be coming to the Shirley Sherwood gallery at Kew Gardens in London from April until September 2018.

Royal College of Physicians book and exhibition

'The Illustrated College Herbal: Plants from the Pharmacopoea Londinensis of 1618' will be published in May, with an exhibition of the original artworks from 20th-30th August at the Royal College of Physicians. My illustration of Laurus nobilis will be included in the book and exhibition. Further details of the book launch and exhibition can be found here.

Courses for 2018: Botanical Painting Courses at the Eden Project

Dates to be confirmed.

Our 3 to 5 day courses are set in the fantastic setting of the Mediterranean Biome at the Eden Project in Cornwall. The courses aim to give a thorough introduction to the techniques used in botanical art, from accurate drawing and tonal shading to using watercolour techniques to produce a lifelike image. An introduction to botany for artists is included in some courses. For further details or to book visit the Eden Project website or call bookings on 01726 811972.

I will also be running a one-day course on understanding and painting ferns for the Eden Project Florilegium Society on 3rd November. For further details of the Florilegium Society see here

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laura Silburn botanical art

I am a botanical artist working in Cornwall, where I am a Fellow of the Eden Project Florilegium Society and teach botanical painting and drawing courses at the Eden Project. I paint both to record species and celebrate plants. My work ranges from botanical documentation for archives and florilegia to artistic studies of plants exploring our relationship to them.