The Shirley Sherwood Award for Botanical Art 受賞
2022年にイギリスの現代ボタニカルアートのコレクションである、シャーリー・シャーウッド・ウッドコレクションより、The Shirley Sherwood Award for Botanical Art の初めの受賞者として、この賞を受賞しました。多くの優れたアーティストが世界中で活躍されている中で、Dr. Sherwoodに選んでいただいたことは、大きな驚きとともに、Dr. Sherwoodにこれまでの活動を評価していただいたことは、大変光栄でした。
The Shirley Sherwood Award for Botanical Art
We’re thrilled to announce that the first ever recipient of The Shirley Sherwood Award for Botanical Art is… Mieko Ishikawa!
Mieko has become Japan’s most prominent botanical artist and a leading advocate for the continued biodiversity of rainforests. Her outstanding work has been much admired internationally and she is highly knowledgeable about the plants she paints. She has travelled many times to Borneo where she has painted Rafflesia and Nepenthes but is also noted for her subtle and beautiful studies of conifers and cherry blossom. Her paintings are held in renowned collections worldwide and she has received numerous accolades including a Royal Horticultural Society Gold Medal.
Mieko co-organised the Flora Japonica exhibition at Kew (also shown in Japan) and has played a key role in introducing global audiences to Japanese artists and the country’s native flora. She has inspired many Japanese artists to turn to botanical art, producing students of extremely high calibre.
The Shirley Sherwood Award for Botanical Art is an accolade that recognises, each year, an individual who has made a significant and broad contribution to the field of botanical art. It includes a £10,000 cash prize to support the artist’s creative practice and a dedicated display at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery in Kew Gardens.
Dr. Sherwood has dedicated over 30 years to championing the growth of the genre and hopes this award will contribute to sustaining that legacy for years to come.
Congratulations Mieko from the entire Shirley Sherwood Collection team!
Botanical Artist. My main themes are Japanese cherry blossoms and rainforest plants in Borneo, such as Rafflesia and Nepenthes, where she has visited over twelve times.
Mieko Ishikawa’s works can be found in the Hunt Institute, the Shirley Sherwood collection, RHS Lindley Library, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Highgrove Florilegium of HRH The Prince of Wales. In 2006 she was awarded the gold medal by the RHS and in 2017 received the Diane Bouchier Artist Award for Excellence in Botanical Art.
Story page: https://asba-art.org/article/mieko-ishikawa
in 2022 received The Shirley Sherwood Award for Botanical Art and Jessica Tcherepnine Lifetime Achievement Award from
American Society of Botanical Artists.
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