Photos from my co-exhibitors in England

May 16, 2017 News

You can check out the Irish Society of Botanical Artists on Facebook for more photos from the Royal Horticultural Society’s botanical art exhibition where the ISBA received a SILVER medal. 


More Fabulous New!!! A SILVER MEDAL

May 16, 2017 News

More Fabulous News!!! A SILVER MEDAL

As you heard in a previous news posting, my botanical painting “Narcissus Soft Focus” was chosen as one of six to represent the Irish Society of Botanical Artists at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Spring Exhibition in Malvern, UK. The show finished yesterday, May 14th, and I am overjoyed to tell you all that The Irish Society of Botanical Artists received a SILVER medal. I was so overwhelmed to share the space at the exhibition with Holly Somerville, Rona Orchard, Niamh Harding-Miller, Siobhan Larkin and Susan Sex. What an honour!


My Painting – a WINNER at the Arts & Letters Awards

May 16, 2017 News, Uncategorized

My painting was a Winner!
The Arts & Letters 2017 Exhibition at The Rooms, St. John’s NL

I was thrilled enough to learn that my entry to the Arts & Letters Awards Program http://www.tcii.gov.nl.ca/artsculture/artsandletters/ had been chosen for exhibition at The Rooms in St. John’s, NL (April 26 – May 14th, 2017) but now I’m more excited to tell you that my painting was chosen as a winner in the Visual Arts category.
My watercolour “Spring Lookout” depicts those early shoots of a fir branch, still tightly bundled together, and backed by the harbour entrance of my hometown of Fermeuse, NL. I’m sorry I don’t have an image to attach but when I submitted it just in time for the entry way back in November, there was no time for a proper scan or photo. I’ll add it to my site in a few weeks.


Open Studios 2017

January 23, 2017 Open Studio

The Open Studio is for those of you who are working on your own painting projects and would like guidance and advice on colour theory, composition, technique or problem solving as you continue or even as you begin something new. Maybe you have paintings that you know are missing something but you are not sure where to go to improve on them. You might be wondering about the next step in your work or what finishing touches will work before you want to consider a painting completed. I will be happy to offer a critique, give the piece ‘a fresh eye’ and offer advice as well as one-on-one instruction. Continue reading →


Workshops – Winter and Spring 2017

January 23, 2017 Workshops

I’ll be offering 5 workshops for the first half of 2017. If you have any questions or would like to register for any of these please email me at info@margaretwalshbest.com or give me a call at 709 753-2643.  MasterCard & Visa accepted.

#1. Simplifying Watercolour- An Introduction

Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 PM
Location: St. John’s studio
Cost: $87 + HST (ALL materials included in this workshop)

Level: Introductory

Description:
This workshop is designed for those who have had little or no experience with painting or for those who have painted in another medium and want to experience the possibilities of watercolours. It will focus on the materials and tools which will contribute to your success and then follow with demonstrations of techniques followed by giving you time to practise and enjoy this wonderful medium. All workshop materials will be supplied but, if you already have some supplies, please bring them along to test their quality and performance.

#2. Simplifying Watercolour – An Introduction

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 PM
Location: St. John’s studio
Cost: $87 + HST (ALL materials included in this workshop)

Level: Introductory
Note: This can be a follow-up with new techniques for those who have done the January 26th Introductory Workshop or a time to hone your skills and learn new ones.

Description:
This workshop is designed for those who have had little or no experience with painting or for those who have painted in another medium and want to experience the possibilities of watercolours.  The materials and tools which will contribute to your success will be demonstrated and then you will have time to practise and enjoy this wonderful medium as I give one-on-one guidance. All workshop materials will be supplied but, if you already have some supplies, please bring them along so as to test their quality and performance.

# 3. Introduction to Botanical Art

Date: Friday, February 17, 2017
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Location: MUN Botanical Garden
Cost: $87 +HST.

Description:  This workshop focuses on basic tools and techniques for creating botanical drawings and paintings with a goal to capture the plant or any part of it in as much detail to make it identifiable, while at the same time creating a pleasing piece of art. The scientific and the artistic components go hand in hand.
Demonstrations will be combined with plenty of one-on-one instruction, which will allow this workshop to accommodate various skill levels.  Supplies will include your basic watercolour and drawing kits with a few small additions. Details will be sent to those interested in registering for this workshop.

#4. Botanical Art 2

Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time: 10 am  – 4 pm
Location: MUN Botanical Garden
Cost: $87 +HST.

Description:  This workshop will be a follow-up to the “Introduction to Botanical Art” offered in February or for those who have had experience drawing and painting plants. There will be a reminder of basic tools and techniques for creating botanical drawings and paintings. The goal of capturing the plant or any part of it in as much detail to make it identifiable and  creating a pleasing piece of art will always be the focus. Demonstrations will be combined with plenty of one-on-one instruction, which will allow this workshop to accommodate various skill levels.  Supplies will include your basic watercolour and drawing kits with a few small additions. Details will be sent to those interested in registering for this workshop.

# 5. Forty Shades of Green (Watercolour)

Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time: 10 am  – 4 pm
Location: MUN Botanical Garden
Cost: $87 +HST.

Level: Beyond Basics to Advanced
Description: The date of March 16th is significant for this workshop in that the next day we will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Mixing greens shouldn’t have to be a hit-or-miss experience. In keeping with the theme of florals, this day is planned to help you choose and mix a selection of greens you like and to capture greens you see as you paint from some of the plants around the room or from those you may choose to bring along. Maybe there’ll be a shamrock plant in the collection!


Classes, Workshops, and Open Studios 2017 – Updates

January 23, 2017 News

Hi everyone,

I’m happy to announce that I’ve just released new details regarding my classes, workshops, and open studios for the first half of 2017. You can find that information, and how to contact me if you’d like to learn more, under the labelled tabs at the top of the page.


Floral in Funchal – Art Workshop Tour

January 23, 2017 News, Workshops

FLORA IN FUNCHAL ART WORKSHOP TOUR
Following wonderful art vacations in Ireland and Italy in past years, another one is planned for 2017. This time the destination is the beautiful Portuguese island of Madeira.

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Classes 2017!

January 22, 2017 Classes

This information is for those of you who might be considering a class with me this winter. If anything does pique your interest you can contact me at info@margaretwalshbest.com or 709 753 2643. Classes refer to regular, weekly sessions, as opposed to workshops which are single ones or two day events. These classes all focus on different aspects of FLORAL drawing and painting.  Continue reading →


Workshops, Classes, and Open Studios – Starting January 17th!

January 13, 2017 Classes, News, Open Studio, Workshops

Check back over the weekend for all of the details on workshops, classes, and open studios.


It’s Official! Newfoundland and Labrador has a Botanical Art Society!

January 13, 2017 News

In September of 2016, a group of artists gathered in the Botanical Garden at Memorial University of Newfoundland and decided to form the Botanical Art Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. Now, with help from Memorial University and the Botanical Garden, that idea has become a reality.

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