Some 80 special edition prints from The New Sylva are to be auctioned to raise money for charity. The Sylva Foundation – the charity that supported the production of the book by appointing Sarah Simblet as its artist-in-residence – will be auctioning the prints via an online auction site. The fine
Sarah Simblet talks about her part in creating The New Sylva in a film sponsored by Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) to celebrate the opening, today, of the Sylva Exhibition. Read more about the exhibition at RBGE
Sarah Simblet recently talked about the making of The New Sylva and gave a Master Class in drawing at Cal Lutheran University in California. One of the attendees has written an interesting blog post about the class. Read more on the Art by Vreeke blog
Authors Gabriel Hemery and Sarah Simblet will both be speaking about The New Sylva at an event to be held in Oxford on 30th November. The one day course, hosted the Department of Continuing Education at the University of Oxford, is being co-organised by forestry charity The Sylva Foundation. The
The latest photograph of Sarah Simblet’s drawing in progress of Norway spruce collected from Westonbirt Arboretum – read the full story.
Sarah Simblet has started work on drawing three plates featuring Norway spruce. The photograph shows work in progress, first in pencil, and the start to working in detail with pen and ink.
Photograph (low quality) of a completed drawing by Sarah Simblet for The New Sylva: Small-leaved lime (Tilia cordata)
Photograph (low quality) of a completed drawing by Sarah Simblet for The New Sylva: Pollarded willows at Wootton
Photograph (low quality) of a completed drawing by Sarah Simblet for The New Sylva: Field Oak (Quercus robur) and rooks.
Time lapse film of artist Sarah Simblet working on a drawing for The New Sylva book. Made from 600 photographs taken over the course of 6 hours. The drawing is of a stand of sugi or Japanese red cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) growing in Brechfa Forest Gardens, Wales.
There remain many botanical parts of trees to be drawn and a few whole trees to be depicted by Sarah Simblet, yet a forest visited this week by the authors will be one of the last whole treescapes to feature in The New Sylva. The authors visited Brechfa Forest Gardens
Common hazel (Corylus avellana) is one of the first of our trees to flower in very early Spring. In time with nature, while their pendent ‘lambs tail’ catkins are emerging, so is a drawing of a hazel tree for The New Sylva. Sarah has been working on a drawing on
We’ve been overcome by the number of fantastic ash trees submitted by dozens of people across the country. Thank you to everyone who took part. The chosen tree is …
Day two of our Scottish drawing expedition took us to the southern shore of Loch Rannoch. We were in search of a treescape that would enable us to feature birch and water together. We had a specific place in mind for where the drawing will feature in the book. The