Gold Medal Succulent Art

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Gold Medal Succulent Art

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At the RHS Botanical Art & Photography show today, there is a wonderful exhibit "Treasures of the Richtersveld" featuring six large paintings of succulents by Nigel Pickering. This is to urge everyone within range of the RHS Lindley Hall in Westminster to try to see the show - it is still open tomorrow 10:00 - 5:00 p.m. The standard of the paintings and photographs is very high this year (international quality, I would say) and the scope is very broad: plants, flowers, seeds, algae, fungi, seaweeds. I'll add some photos of the succulents soon.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs ... raphy-show

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RHS Botanical Art Show 2019 Westminster
RHS Botanical Art Show 2019 Westminster
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We have a photo of the month thread; we welcome, even encourage photos, so why no "art" thread? There must be people out there who sketch, draw, paint, knit, crotchet, embroider and turn out likenesses of their cacti and succulents in other art forms.
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There are usually no images of cacti or succulents at these annual RHS Art Shows (free to members), so it was a treat to find paintings of some of my favourite, most charismatic succulents on display. Nigel Pickering had been inspired during a tour of the Richtersveld in 2016 and produced six large paintings including Nymania capensis. These small photos here do not do the paintings justice - the lighting was not white and they were covered by a reflective protective surface, but they give an impression of what was achieved.

Prints suitable for framing are available from: http://sotegallery.biz/nigel-pickering.html

Best wishes,
Derek Tribble
Pachypodium namaquanum, the iconic plant of the Richtersveld
Pachypodium namaquanum, the iconic plant of the Richtersveld
Stapelia hirsuta ver. gariepensis, the large carrion flowers are held flat to the ground
Stapelia hirsuta ver. gariepensis, the large carrion flowers are held flat to the ground
Larryleachia perlata with seed pods
Larryleachia perlata with seed pods
Aloe pearsonii, regarded as endangered
Aloe pearsonii, regarded as endangered
The artist with Aloe pillansii
The artist with Aloe pillansii
The highest RHS award!
The highest RHS award!
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lovely pictures- two of my favourites, so is pachypodium africanum an old name for pachypodium namaquanum, which is what is looks like or do I need to find my glasses
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Thanks, Tina - my mistake in haste! Caption corrected. Derek
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Apicra wrote: Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:59 pm These small photos here do not do the paintings justice - the lighting was not white and they were covered by a
They are all great, although my favourite is the Larryleachia perlata. Such detail!
And by the way thank you again for the seed you kindly offered me Yesterday, Derek.
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How I wish I could do that. I love art but can barely draw a straight line with a ruler.
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Apicra wrote: Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:59 pm The artist with Aloe pearsonii
Looks more like dichotoma or pillansii, Derek :eek:
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Groan - another caption to correct! Yes, my new glasses are ready for collection next week! Thanks, Mike.

So pleased to meet at the Harrow Branch Show yesterday after all, Geri88.

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The family decided they wanted to go to Tate on Saturday morning ;)
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