Member Marianne Hazlewood showing at SSA exhibition this winter

Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition

We are delighted to share that Marianne has had two of her fern paintings accepted for this prestigious exhibition. The exhibition comprises painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation, video and performance art featuring established and new artists based in Scotland and internationally.

Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh
23 Dec 2018 – 17 Jan 2019.
Mon-Sat: 10am – 5pm, Sun: 12pm – 5pm
CLOSED 25 & 26 DEC
1 Jan: 12pm – 5pm

Entry: £2, SSA Members free, children and young people free


Acrylics workshop roundup

Margaret Walty demonstrating her acrylic techniques, honed over 30 years of professional practice.

Margaret’s demonstration piece, showing how she uses glazes to build up rich, complex tones.

A small group of enthusiastic painters got together at the weekend for an SSBA-organised acrylics workshop at Queen Margaret University with award winning artist member Margaret Walty as our tutor. read more…

Photography workshop roundup

A big thank you to Eric from all of us who attended the talk. It was a great morning with lots of positive feedback. Eric was very informative and professional and gave very helpful hints and tips for the amateur photographer in us all and has kindly agreed to a full days workshop next April.


Amazon charity affiliation

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Annual Garden Party

This year, the annual SSBA garden party was hosted by Anne Carlaw, in beautiful Kinghorn. A great day was had by all, the sun shone, the birds sang and all present had an idyllic afternoon. Mary wore her best ‘Garden Party’ hat and was the belle of the ball.

Kinghorn lifeboat which had been in attendance at a fundraising event in Aberdour made an appearance in the bay and executed doughnuts for us in the sea. Everyone was waving excitedly at them and Sam , one of the crew, told me later they were delighted with our response.

We had a plant sale in aid of the RNLI and thanks to your generosity the SSBA are able to donate £300.00 to this worthy cause.

Our grateful thanks to all involved for making it such a memorable day.

Worldwide Day of Botanical Art – Friday May 18


12.00 – 16.00


Several of our members and committee have been working hard towards the success of Flora Scotia, part of the Botanical Art Worldwide project and exhibition, and for the upcoming Worldwide Day of Botanical Art event, Friday 18 May, at the John Hope Gateway in the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh.

We hope to see you there, enjoying the demonstrations, libations and celebrations.

The event starts at noon with the opening ceremony, and it will be non-stop until 4 p.m. 

Meet the Plants  – Guided walks around the garden with RBGE botanist Greg Kenicer, at 12.30, 13.30, 14.30 and 15.30.

The Botanical Art Worldwide slideshow will run continuously throughout the celebrations

Visitors will get a chance to work alongside Flora Scotia artists on a giant botanical mural


Demonstrations – 

12.00 – Lyn Campbell, Hazel Morris, Julie Price

13.00 – Linda Russell, Sharon Tingey

14.00 – Sheila Anderson Hardy (ink wash), Eleanor Christopher

15.00 – Marianne Hazlewood (buttercups), Janet Dyer (pen and ink illustration)

Many thanks to members Sarah Roberts, Anne Dana, Jacqui Pestell, Nicola Macartney, Jenny Haslemeier, Marianne Hazlewood, Lyn Campbell, Linda Russell, Eleanor Christopher, Julie Price, Jocelyn Anne Rabbitts, Bill Philips, Kathy Munro (Secretary), and Hazel Morris (Director), and all the members of the Scottish Botanical Arts Collective for their efforts towards making this exhibition and day a success. 

Last but certainly not least, a huge thank you to all artists who submitted work.