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Botanical jewels: Introduction to Vellum with Beverly Allen

  • 24 Nov 2021
  • 9:30 AM
  • 26 Nov 2021
  • 4:00 PM
  • Maiden Theatre Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Road Sydney

An introduction to painting on the beautiful tradtional material of Vellum will outline its history and production. 

A three-day introduction to painting on this beautiful traditional material will outline its history and production. Through demonstrations of the particular techniques for preparation and painting on this different surface and the close observation of the subtleties of colour and light in your subject, you will learn to take advantage of its unique qualities and create a finely detailed painting.

Vellum will be available to purchase from $45 approx A5 size.

For intermediate botanical painters or those with drawing skills.

Refreshments and Lunch provided

About your tutor: Beverly Allen
Beverly worked as a graphic designer and illustrator before moving to botanical art in 1997. She has shown annually at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney ‘Botanica’ Exhibition since 1999, and exhibits internationally. Her work is held in private collections including the Shirley Sherwood Collection and the Isaac and Alisa Sutton Collection, as well as at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation USA, the Royal Botanic Gardens Herbarium Library at Kew Gardens, the Royal Horticultural Society Lindley Library, the Highgrove Florilegium for the Prince of Wales’ Charitable Trust and the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust Sydney.

Beverly was awarded a Gold Medal at the Royal Horticultural Society’s exhibition in 2007 and in 2010 was awarded the inaugural Gold Medal for Botanical Art by the New York Botanic Gardens.

She co-founded and is president of the Florilegium Society at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.

Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens

02 9321 8182

Please note: COVID safety measures will be implemented for this event. As always, our art class size is very limited allowing for social distancing standards to be met. The theatre door will be left open (weather permitting) to allow ventilation. 

The Botanical Art Society of Australia Inc.
PO Box 3382
Exeter NSW 2579

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