News and Events

During the last "Lockdown" we encouraged members to participate in the painting exercises and submit their results approximately monthly. A number of members have expressed a desire to resume the painting exercises as they cannot always attend the usual painting sessions.

So look out for the Painting Exercises and topics.

North Somerset Arts Week

Recently members participated in the North Somerset Arts Week and it was deemed a success. Quite a few visitors attended, and members sold quite a few of their cards and paintings.


Botanical Painters at Brackenwood AGM

The next Annual General Meeting will be held on 27th January 2022. Members will be notified as to the time and venue.

The current committee comprises:


Annie Morris  as Chair

Helen Grandy  as Secretary

Sheila Liddle  as Treasurer and Webmaster

Sheila Southgate

Lina Volpe

Kathy Smith

Sheila Murray

Andrea Pomroy

Association of British Botanical Artists

The Association of British Botanical Artists organised their annual exhibition with it also being displayed at COP26. A number of members submitted their work. Some were also chosen to be exhibited at Kew.

If you have not already seen it - it is on the ABBA Website under the link:

​Members Exercises

Painting Exercises

For those who are interested we will be resuming painting exercises.  If you wish to submit your paintings, please scan or copy and submit them as JPEGS or PDFs. Send them to the Treasurer, who will upload them onto the website around the closing date.

Exercise No. 10      Autumn Leaves and Lichen

The next topic is to paint either autumn leaves or lichen.

Submit your paintings by 4th December 2021

Exercise No. 11     Christmas flowers or plants

Submit you paintings by 23rd December 2021

If you wish to suggest further topics, please let the Treasurer know.

Planned Events

There are no planned events for this year.

We hope to rearrange the trip to Kew in the new year.