Just outside Horncastle, on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, lies the estate which was the family home of Sir Joseph Banks. He became known as one of the world’s greatest plant hunters, and it is hardly surprising that there is a keen interest in all manner of plants in the local area. It is fortunate, too, that there has long been a series of art classes taken by Jan Hill, a very well respected and talented tutor, which has appealed to beginners and experienced painters alike.
A few years ago a small number of artists realised that they all shared an interest in botanical painting, and decided to meet regularly to stimulate this interest. This has led to the following exhibitions of their work:
- 2006 Horncastle College
- 2008 Sir Joseph Banks Centre, Horncastle
- 2009 The Manor House, Alford
- 2010 The Carre Gallery, Sleaford
- 2010 The Library, Woodhall Spa
- 2011 Holy Trinity Church, Tattershall
- 2013 Included in the Louth Festival of Bees
The ‘Artists’ section includes some examples of their work, and most of the paintings have been offered for sale. The artists have also had cards and notelets made from a selection of their work, and this site will be developed to allow visitors to view a variety of the ones on offer.