It was interesting learning about ABBA at the RHS Plant and Art Fair last July. As a participant of the exhibition it was inspiring to meet so many enthusiastic artists, see exquisite artworks and I didn’t want to miss the stands at the show! It was lovely meeting Gaynor Dickeson and we ended up also… Continue reading Pricing my artwork – Esmée Winkel
Our native Holly, Ilex aquifolium, decked out in its distinctive red fruits brings to mind winter weather, festive gatherings and decorative wreaths. It has been used for centuries to protect homes from evil spirits and as a fertility symbol, indeed the Romans sent Holly branches with presents during the festival of Saturnalia. Various names of… Continue reading The Holly and….
Really surprised was the response from Helen Cavalli when she was informed that her entry had been voted as the new ABBA logo. Helen’s design was a clear winner from fifteen other submissions that ranged from simple hand drawn images to computer designed graphics. Over 120 votes were lodged from approximately fifty percent of the… Continue reading A conversation with our logo competition winner – Helen Cavalli
We (Martin Allen and Lesley Edmondson) were at the AGM of the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) to raise awareness of ABBA amongst their members and to discuss ideas and options for work we could do in the future (and also let them know how the Worldwide Exhibition went as ABBA had promoted… Continue reading ABBA at the BSBI meeting
My name is Lesley Edmondson and I recently had two paintings, (Carline thistle and Autumn gentian), in the ABBA exhibition, which was wonderful to be a part of. My painting of Carline thistle was at first a joy and then somewhat a toil to paint, just because I had to keep climbing UP the hill behind… Continue reading Carline Thistle – Lesley Edmondson
It’s time to say goodbye to our oak design. We are sad to see it go but we feel it’s time to move on with a fresh new start. To this end we are now calling for submissions of designs for a new vibrant logo. This will be a competition where the winner will receive… Continue reading The ABBA Logo Competition
Recording wild plants by drawing and painting in watercolour is something I have been doing since I was a teenager. The most important part of the process for me is to convey the life and habit of the plant, something which birdwatchers refer to as the ‘gizz’ of the species. To do this one needs… Continue reading Drawing Native Plants – Annie Morris