Tessa Spanton SWA Artist, tutor, writer


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Thursday, 28 February 2013

The Language of Flowers

Yesterday a long awaited letter plopped through my letterbox bringing news that I have had 3 silk paintings accepted for 'The Language of Flowers', the annual exhibition
of the Society of Botanical Artists. I feel honoured as my flower paintings are not botanical.
The painting above is a Tropical Waterlily 22x26 in. It is is a gold frame and the window of the mount is edged with gold fillet.
The other paintings are Stargazer Lilies and Iris Ensata. In the traditional language of flowers iris means friendship.

' The Language of Flowers'  Annual Exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists

The exhibition will be held at Westminster Central Hall, London.
Dates: Friday, 12 April to Sunday, 21 April 2013
Opening times: Daily from 11am to 5pm including Sundays
Free admission     All work for Sale


Threadpainter said...

Wow ... your Tropical Waterlily is stunning ! ... and Congratulations on your acceptance !!!
I remember silk painting (way back when I was experimenting with all fibre art) a peony and a beach scene on silk scarves 20 yrs. ago ... still have them !!!
Your work is fantastic !

Anonymous said...

Very exciting! Too bad I can't see it in person - will let my friend in Woking know, though, she might be interested!

Colours and Textures said...

Thanks for your comments.
Threadpainter I too have a silk scarf from about 20 years ago, apart from testing the colours on silk the first thing I painted on silk.
Sue, I wish you could come to the exhibition and hope your friend can.