laura Silburn botanical art


My painting of Aristolochia fimbriata will be appearing in the show 'Botanical Beauty' at the Riverside Gallery in Richmond from 25th February to 1st April 2017.
The exhibition showcases contemporary British botanical illustrations in a variety of styles.

I was pleased to be part of the 'Closely Observed Nature' joint exhibition of artists at the Terre Verte Gallery, Altarnun, Cornwall until May 21st 2016.

Calathea zebrina will be exhibited at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney as part of the Florilegium Society Exhibition Florilegium: Sydney's Painted Garden from 30th July to 30th October 2016.

Aristolochia labiata will be exhibited at the Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation 15th International Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration in Autumn 2016

Aristolochia cathcartii was exhibited from 10th July - 1st November 2015: Tropical Splendour - Plant Portraits from the Shirley Sherwood Contemporary Collection Exhibition at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

The 'Remembering Heligan' exhibition at Heligan Gardens in September 2015 showcased the work of the Mally Francis Group of Artists who meet to paint at Heligan.

At the RHS 'Shades of Autumn' show at the Horticultural Halls in Vincent Square, London on the 21st and 22nd October 2014 I won a Gold Medal and Best in Show for my exhibit of Aristolochia species from botanic gardens in England.

Two works from this exhibit, Aristolochia cathcartii and Aristolochia arborea are now in the Shirley Sherwood collection, which is regularly exhibited in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery in Kew Gardens.

I am very proud to have also received the gold medal award for botanical art at the RHS London Orchid and Botanical Art Show 2013 for my series of paintings "Hardy Geraniums which have Received the Award of Garden Merit"