laura Silburn botanical art

EXHIBITIONS  

My work will be showing  in the stable galleries at the first Trevince Garden Festival near Gwennap  in Cornwall on 24th and 25th March 2018.

The Florilegium: Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney exhibition will be coming to the Shirley Sherwood Gallery at Kew Gardens from April until September 2018 including my painting of Calathea zebrina.

'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.


I will be exhibiting six paintings of AGM Dryopteris ferns at this year's RHS Plant and Art Fair botanical art show in London. The show will be running from 11th-12th July 2018. With an incredible list of exhibitors this promises to be a HUGE show. I'm looking forward to catching up with some of the fantastic people I have met at the shows before as well as meeting new artists.


My painting of Aristolochia fimbriata appeared in the show 'Botanical Beauty' at the Riverside Gallery in Richmond from 25th February to 1st April 2017.
The exhibition showcased 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"