Frome Botanical Artists

Title: ‘Frome Botanical Artists’
Date: 1 April- 15 April

Eighteen Frome Botanical Artists will show their colourful botanical and contemporary artwork in watercolour, graphite and pen/ink drawings.  Their inspiration comes from the surrounding countryside and plants from the garden.

Led by tutor Sylvia Balch, Frome Botanical Artists are a class of 18 students who meet at the Frome Cricket Pavilion on a Friday. This class originated in Frome College 15 years ago and now exhibit each year either in Frome or Stourhead. Working mainly with watercolour and occasionally pen and ink. Sylvia specialises in botanical illustration and botanical painting. The society studies by looking closely at plant material and compose then draw the specimen to scale and apply watercolour paint so as to create a two dimensional image of the plant. The exhibition will show their latest work, both framed and mounted artwork also quality cards, packs of cards and notelets.

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