SOC announces botanical art exhibition


The Scottish Ornithologists' Club (SOC) is set to host a botanical art exhibition at its Aberlady headquarters in Lothian, with the event opening on Wednesday 17 January.

This exhibition presents new work by members of the Scottish Society of Botanical Artists (SSBA) alongside sculptures by Ellen McCann, and will run until 25 February.

For this display, and to reflect the charitable aims of the SOC, the artists have taken their inspiration from plants found in the wild in Scotland. These plants, wild flowers, trees, ferns, brambles and weeds form part of the habitat of wild birds and pollinators, and indeed visiting birds and insects are included in some of the paintings.

Bindweed and brambles by Margaret Walty.

The SSBA promotes and encourages botanical art in Scotland. It is an inclusive organisation whose membership ranges from those relatively new to botanical art to professional artists. They work in a variety of media including watercolour, acrylic, coloured pencil, graphite and ink. 

Entry is free and no booking is required. The opening hours are 10 am until 4 pm from Wednesday to Sunday.