About Me

Enfield, London, United Kingdom
I'm a botanical artist living in Enfield. graduated in April 2012 with credit from The Society Of Botanical Artists. All images and artwork copyright © Julie Whelan 2016 Exhibitions: Dugdale Centre Enfield Town – August 2012. Capel Manor Enfield – September 2012. Society Of Botanical Artists -highly commended for the Joyce cuming presentation award – April 2013. Botanical Art in Bloom, Phoenix Park, Dublin Ireland – May/June 2013. Botanical Art Expo, Claregalway Castle Ireland July/September 2013. April 2014: Society of Botanical Artists. June-November 2014: Royal Brompton and Harefield hospital Arts-Harefield hospital. November-January 2014:Royal Brompton and Harefield Arts-Royal Brompton Hospital. December 2014-February 2015:Staff and patient exhibition at the Royal Brompton Hospital- Proffessor David Rayson-Head awarded 3rd prize February 2015- Awarded associate membership at The Society of Botanical Artists. April 2015-Society of Botanical Artists Annual Exhibition. July 2015-work accepted by the RHS February 2016-Society of Botanical Artists awarded full membership April 2016- Society of Botanical Artists-Awarded Margaret Granger Memorial Silver Bowl

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Very exciting few weeks for me in the botanical world-Not only did I gain my full membership for The Society of Botanical Artists, I was extremely honoured to be awarded the Margaret Granger memorial Silver bowl award.

Me with my paintings holding the wonderful Margaret Granger memorial  silver bowl award.

 Shape Pattern Structure is the title of this year's exhibition  

For this year’s exhibition I found my inspiration from William Morris who pioneered textile designs with repeat floral patterns in the 18/1900’s.
William Morris is a great example of an artist/Designer that wanted to be drawn back to nature for inspiration.
I have used repeat patterns in my botanical paintings to replace the stylised floral patterns which were used by William Morris.
The exhibition is open all this week at Central Hall Westminster SW1H 9HN Saturday 23rd of April  being the last day. Please do pop in and see an inspirational exhibition. For more information please visit www.soc-botanical-artists.org