Kay Rees-Davies CV
Altogether I have gained eight medals from the Royal Horticultural Society, four of them Gold Medals. Working for these has been an inspiration to explore the painting of different plants. I have been very fortunate to meet the people who grow them and who have been more than generous in imparting their knowledge to me.
I have work in several collections, the most prestigious being the Highgrove Florilegium. This is a collection of paintings of plants growing at Highgrove, the residence of HRH the Prince of Wales. There are five of my paintings in the Lindley Library of the Royal Horticultural Society, and two more are in the Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh, USA. The Shirley Sherwood Collection has a picture of Ivy, and there are several paintings in the archive of the Chelsea Physic Garden, London. I am proud to be a Retired Fellow of the Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society.
My work is represented in many books:
'An Introduction to Drawing Flowers' by Margaret Stevens,1994
'Plantas Endemicas e Avores de Carbo Verde' by T.Leyens, Bonn University, 1995
'Contemporary Botanical Artists. The Shirley Sherwood Collection' 1996
Curtis's Botanical Magazine, 1997
The Watsonia, 1999
'Fine Botanical Paintings' the Gordon-Craig Gallery, 2000
'Arte y Botanica', paintings by members of the Society of Botanical Artists, 2002
'The Art of Botanical painting' by Margaret Stevens to be published by the SBA
'The Apothecaries' Garden' by Andrew Brown in 2005
'The Botanical Palette' by Margaret Stevens, the second book published by the SBA, 2007
'Wild Flowers of Britain and Ireland' by Charles Coates, 2008
'Plant Forms for Botanical Artists' by Ernest Clark and Margaret Stevens
The latest book which contains one of my paintings is 'Botanical Painting' by Margaret Stevens, 2018
I have exhibited in many group exhibitions including The Society of Botanical Artists, London, the Botanical Artists of Ness Gardens, Wirral, Oriel Ynys Mon, North Wales, and the St David's Foyer Gallery in Cardiff. Work has been exhibited at the Royal Horticultural Society on many occasions.
I am a member of the Society of Botanical Artists and was awarded the Society's Certificate of Botanical Merit in 1994 and 2003. I am a tutor for the SBA's Distance Learning Diploma Course. I am a founder member and President of the North Wales Society of Fine Art, and in 1998, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2011 received the Society Award for Botanical Art.
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telephone me on 01248 680 341