Botanic Art Workshop with Mally Francis F.L.S held at the Ventnor Botanic Gardens 10-11 February 2018
Mally is a renowned Botanical Artist living and working in Cornwall, where her studio adjoins the Lost Gardens of Heligan.
We were lucky enough to have her come to the island to hold a workshop for us last weekend.
Mally had the good fortune to be taught her skills in the late 1980s by Anne-Marie Evans FLS and she still follows her principles. Away from her studio she also tutors botanical art at the Eden Project, the Bath Society, the South West Society, Stourhead, Ventnor Botanic Garden, on the Isle of Wight, Truro Arts, Boconnoc House and Trengwainton Gardens in Cornwall. She tutors artists ranging from complete beginners through to advanced levels and two have been awarded Gold Medals in recent years by the RHS.
Mally is a Fellow of the Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society and she formed a similar Society for the Eden Project in 2000 for which she was elected as a Fellow of the Linnaean Society in 2012.
We had two wonderful days and this well attended workshop gave us all a great deal of advice and help with our work. We are grateful to Mally for travelling all this way to join us for the weekend.
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