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by Deb Shaw

Margaret Best will have a solo exhibition in Hamilton, Bermuda, entitled Bermuda Botanica. The exhibit will be in the Edinburgh Gallery of the Bermuda Society of Arts, from May 20 – June 7, 2011 and will feature watercolor paintings of plants from Bermuda.

Margaret taught three workshops in 2010 at the Bermuda Society of Arts, and will be teaching more workshops in March of 2011 and a class in association with the show in May/June (please see posting below).

by Deb Shaw

Bermuda Paw Paw painting by Margaret Best

Carica papaya, Bermuda Paw Paw, watercolor by Margaret Best, © 2010, all rights reserved.

Join Margaret Best at the Bermuda Society of Artists’ Gallery, Hamilton, Bermuda for a four day botanical art workshop:
Color and Composition
May 30 – June 2, 2011
10 am – 4 pm
Cost: $395 members/$445 non-members

The workshop will explore color and composition in watercolor by painting stunning sub-tropical plant specimens, including hibiscus ginger, strelitzia, plumeria, wild gladioli, magnolia and more.

For more information about the workshop and to register, contact: The Bermuda Society of Artists.

Other botanical art classes that Margaret will be teaching in Bermuda include:

Drawing with Dimension
March 5 – 6, 2011
Graphite techniques to achieve effective continuous tone

Finding Form in Watercolour
March 9 – 11, 2011
The role of light and shadow, value and colour in effective botanical watercolours

As stated on their website, The Bermuda Society of Arts is known affectionately as the “People’s Art Gallery”.  The oldest established arts organization in the country, the Society’s mission is to further the arts and artists in Bermuda.

Bermuda map

Location of Hamilton on the island of Bermuda.

Bermuda is located approximately two hours off the east coast of the United States, and is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom.

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