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The wonder of trees – through artists eyes

Trees are the largest plants on earth and some of the oldest. Bath Society of Botanical Painters has taken up the daunting challenge of capturing their strong forms and delicate beauty in their exhibition The Amazing World of Trees which will be on display from Thursday, 5th October to Monday, 23rd at Bath Royal Literary and Scientifi c Institute, Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN.

Trees and woodland are a vital component of British landscape and provide shelter, food fuel, protection and shade for us all. Even the best cameras still struggle to capture the full depth of fi eld and high contrasts of sunlight but a botanical artist is free to do just that.

All the artists live and work near Bath and meet every week to paint together. Members of the group have won both national and international awards for their work.

During the exhibition, Alan Power, Garden and Estate Manager for NT Stourhead, will be giving a talk entitled ‘My Life with Trees and Theirs with Me’ on 13th, October at 7.30pm.

Exhibition opening times: Thursday 5th - Monday 23rd October 2017. 10am - 4pm daily. Closed Sundays. www.bsba.co.uk

Post date: Mon, 09/10/2017 - 13:29
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