The SFP is a Society that welcomes all forms of flower portraiture, ranging from botanical to free design, in any medium, so long as work conforms to the criteria laid down by the Society. This ensures high standards of both work and presentation.
Why not take a look at images of our 2013 Exhibition at The Vyne, Basingstoke and of our workshops ?!
Our 2014 Exhibition will be at The Oxmarket Centre for the Arts, Chichester.
Dates: 21st May ? 8th June 10.30 am ? 4.30 pm. Open bank holiday Monday, but closed all other Mondays
Oxmarket Centre of Arts
off East Street
Phone: 01243 779103
The Society of Floral Painters was founded in 1996 by a group of artists in Southampton and now has members throughout
the United Kingdom and elsewhere in the world.
All forms of flower portraiture, ranging from botanical to free design, in any medium, are acceptable for exhibition, so long as work conforms to the criteria laid down by the Society. This ensures high standards of both work and presentation.
Artists are accepted for full membership of the Society after their work has been assessed by a selection panel. Such assessments are normally held once a year.
* Associate membership is open to anyone on payment of a small fee.
Associate members may take part in all activities of the Society apart from full members' exhibitions and are invited to apply for assessment for full membership as places become available. Membership levels are normally held at around two hundred.
* Society activities include workshops, painting days, critique days and an Annual General Meeting with dinner.
Members' paintings are very diverse in style, use of media and different techniques. We exhibit work in watercolours, oils, acrylics, coloured pencils, pastels, and on silk. Size of paintings varies from large to miniature. On occasion we also exhibit craft items, such as painted china, glass and silk scarves.
Many of our members teach nationally and internationally, also producing instructional books and DVDs which have a world-wide circulation.
* Full Membership of the Society is awarded to Associate Members who have had work assessed and approved by a selection panel
* Associate Membership is open to all on the payment of a small fee
* Associates may not exhibit in Full Member exhibitions but are encouraged to take part in all other activities of the Society, including the AGM...
For further information about membership please see the Society's website to download a membership form:
Watercolour, Water soluble pastels, Silk Painting, Printmaking, Pencil/Charcoal, Pen And Wash, Pen & Ink, Pastels, Oils, Oil pastel, Mixed Media, Gouache, Drawing, Coloured Pencil, Chinese Brush, Acrylics, Acrylic Inks, Watercolour Pencil