Botanical Art Society NL (BASNL)
The Botanical Art Society of Newfoundland and Labrador (BASNL) is a registered, not-for-profit organization established in 2016. Its aim is to promote and grow a sustainable, vibrant, and interactive community of individuals/groups who share a common interest in botanical art. Its purpose is to also raise ecological awareness and appreciation of botanical art in the community.
BASNL meets once each month throughout the calendar year. Meetings are scheduled for the third Monday of each month and are held at the MUN Botanical Gardens in the Conference Room of the main building. (In case of inclement weather or any other reason, members will be notified by email of cancellation). The formal meeting takes place from 9:30-10:30 am and is followed by painting/drawing/information sharing, ending at 4:00 pm.
You can plan to stay for all or any part of the day.
Margaret Walsh Best, President
Kathie Chalker, Vice President
Glynn Bishop, Treasurer
Beverly Brazil, Secretary
Karen Seaward, Exhibition Director
Cynthia Metcalfe, Membership Director
Sharon Smith, Education Director
Marni Mahle, Communication Director
What is Botanical Art?
Throughout human history, people have been drawn to the beauty and elegance displayed in the planet's wide spectrum of plant life. Botanical art is the representation of this beauty in a manner that captures the essence of the plant. In botanical art, the plant is portrayed in a way that accurately depicts its image with reference to colour, scale, form and structure. Any stage of the plant form can be rendered and may include details of leaves, stem, roots, flowers, seeds, fruit, spores. etc. The two sides of botanical art blend to combine scientific accuracy with the beauty of artistic expression. From beginners to experienced artists, all are welcome to participate and explore in this expression of the beauty of our botanical world.
Mission of BASNL :
To promote and grow a sustainable, vibrant, and interactive community of individuals/groups who share a common interest in botanical art.