The Society of Botanical Artists
I first exhibited five works with the Society of Botanical Artists in 2007 and five more in 2008. Having had ten out of ten works accepted in the two required consecutive years happily I was elected to become an Associate Member of the SBA. In 2009 a further five out of five works were accepted and full membership gained which now entitles the use of SBA Fellow after my name, 'signifying a guarantee of excellence in the botanical painting world'.
The American Society of Botanical Artists
Following inclusion in the Hunt Institute 13th International exhibition I was invited to become a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists. Although a long way from my home in Nottingham, UK, I have found it an excellent society to be a member of despite the fact that it's a bit difficult to get to the AGM!
The Sheffield Florilegium Society
I enjoy being part of the Florilegium Society in Sheffield, whose aim is to illustrate the plants of Sheffield Botanical Gardens. The definition of a florilegium is basically a collection of flower records so the aim of the Florilegium Society is to illustrate and provide a record of the plants of Sheffield Botanical Gardens. Completed illustrations are chosen for the archives by a selection committee and provide a useful source of reference and a scientific and historical record of the gardens.
The Association of British Botanical Artists
The Association of British Botanical Artists (ABBA) grew out of a plan by the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) to develop a world-wide botanical art exhibition which was held in 2018. The organisation is open to all with no prerequisites for membership.