|Phoenix dactylifera, believed to be Khesab variety|
With my five SBA paintings finished, it was time to prepare them for the next stage of the journey. First I took them to Fire.ie to be scanned professionally. Whilst it’s not cheap, it’s always worthwhile getting a good digital image of your artwork. Once scanned, it was off to the framer, Liam Slattery, whose workshop in Rathmines is a veritable treasure trove of fabulous paintings. Most importantly, he has impeccable taste in frames.
|My lovely mum hard at work!|
|It's important to label your parcel clearly and to use a soft rope to make a secure handle|
Paintings, passports and Paddy’s day
Finally the big day had come! No parades for mum and me as we were off to London!
|The Society of Botanical Artists hold their annual exhibition in the very impressive Westminster Central Hall.|
|Sandra Wall Armitage, President of the SBA and Pam Henderson, SBA secretary! Despite the task ahead of them, they still found time to smile!|
The Society of Botanical Artists annual exhibition will take place at Westminster Central Hall, London from May 9th-18th, 11am-5pm including Sundays. The theme this year is The Botanical Garden. Everyone is welcome.