Our core values

We belong . . .

We are an inclusive organization of individuals and institutions sharing an interest and appreciation for the tradition and practice of botanical art. BSBA membership is open to all. We encourage each member to to play a part in our interactive community. 

We connect . . .

We connect individuals, groups, institutions, and organizations. We connect the principles and elements of art and design with the discipline of accuracy and science. We connect images with ideas and people with plants. 

We create . . . 

We believe that botanical art is a creative endeavour. We consider “observation” the cornerstone of our work as artists, enabling us to portray our plant subjects accurately and aesthetically in a unique and personal way.

We support and share . . .

We strive to improve our skills as artists, support one another at every level, learn from the past, and share our methods with the artists of the present and the future.

We recognize achievement . . .

We aim to set high standards when representing our society. We recognize the achievements of those who demonstrate excellence and mastery within and outside Bermuda.

We show and share . . .

We show our artwork and share our experiences with each other and the public to inspire and promote awareness and appreciation of the art form and of the plant world. Our art seeks to convey the beauty, functionality, diversity, and importance of the plant kingdom in Bermuda and beyond.

We seek . . .

We seek to collaborate with other like-minded organizations to bring botanical art to broader audiences both within and outside Bermuda.

We contribute . . .

We offer our time, talents, energy, passion, and resources to the organization, each other and our communities in support of BSBA’s mission and goals.

We have impact . . .

We believe botanical art and the outreach of BSBA members can have an impact beyond our members, playing a positive role in enriching our own lives, promoting ecological awareness, and educating others. 

We respect copyright . . .

All our work is original and sourced from actual plants. If digital support is used, the artist creates the digital image. If the artist is inspired by another living or deceased artist, that artist is honoured by name.

 

 

Botanical Artists