Sally Graduates at Bournemouth University

Published on: 9th November 2017
By Sally Pinhey

On November 9 Sally graduated at Bournemouth University with and MSc in Green Economy.

BIEG members aim to enhance environmental studies through botanical art. By illustrating plants significant to science we raise the profile and importance of botanical illustration.

The project of studying soil conditioning plants is being undertaken by members.

BIEG members are based on a core of botanical illustrators who originally honed their skills on courses tutored by Sally Pinhey. Their keen interest in plant ecology and desire to continue to work together led to the formation of a group to research an illustrate soil conditioning plants, and create a body of information suitable for publication.
Welcoming other artists to join them is a wider objective to promote the special role that plant illustration plays in ecological science.   Artists with penetrating observation and botanical knowledge can do more than provide a record of identifiable species in a beautiful picture.  The art can awaken interest in plant science and the vital part that plants play in all aspects of environment protection.

Artists wishing to join should be keen to make research plant life-cycles and performance.

Please contact Sally through this website if you are interested.

Sally Pinhey: 9th Nov 2017 16:41:00


Wildlife Art Workshop At Lorton Meadows

Calling all budding botany artists....

New Book Out

Plants for Soil Regeneration - an illustrated guide by Sally Pinhey and Margaret Tebbs is published on March 31, 2022. Soil ecology, Weeds, Hedges, Herbal Leys, Green manures, Phytoremediation, Nitrogen cycle, Agrichemicals.

Dorset Art Weeks , 19 - 23 May 2022

West Stafford Village Hall, Opposite the Wise Man in the centre of the village.. Following a successful exhibition in 2021, Sally and Fen join forces again to show their best latest works based on natural forms, Dorset landscapes and botanical treasures. FREE ENTRY, OPEN DAILY FROM 10.30 - 5 PM.

A Blossoming Bedroom...

A blossoming bedroom… A 9ft botanical mural has been completed in four days by a Dorset artist. Sally Pinhey from Upwey was tasked with turning a bland bedroom wall in Langton Herring into a work of art. “The client wanted an arched spray of blossom facing the bed on a pale blue emulsion wall in a cerise colour,” explains Sally. “They were quite sure of what they wanted so I only had to understand and deliver, and fortunately the subject matter was right up my street.” Sally had not painted a mural for over 30 years but was “happy to return to the broader-brush”. It took her a day to source the blossom, which had to be off an old crab apple tree to get the length and required covering of lichens so that Sally could produce a preliminary design. Having gained approval Sally then sourced the paints, which were to be exactly the right colours in acrylic emulsions. “This proved trickier than anticipated,” reveals Sally. “From then on it was just three days of blissful work on the wall, amply supplied by cups of tea and occasional reminiscences from the delightful home-owner. As with all works of art it was hard to know exactly when it was finished, but somewhere between keeping the freshness and over-working it, I stopped,” she smiles. This project brought back happy memories of the time when Sally used to do a lot of murals. Her plan is now to do more but “hopefully in not quite such a private place”.