New book out

Published on: 24th January 2022
By Sally Pinhey

Plants for Soil Regeneration - an illustrated guide by Sally Pinhey and Margaret Tebbs is published on March 31, 2022.

“Since the age of 12 my work has been directed towards enhancing understanding of the fragility of the environment,” says botanical artist Sally Pinhey.
“By painting plants in detail and encouraging others to do so I direct observation to the most important living things on the planet, and the ones most likely to save us from our greed and folly.”
For the last four years Sally has been writing and illustrating her book Plants for Soil Regeneration. “It is a guide for anyone who has a piece of land, however large or small, to maintain its fertility without the use of chemicals,” explains Sally. “Healthy soil absorbs and protects carbon from the atmosphere. The book explains how, and will be published in March by CABI. My co-writer, Margaret Tebbs is also a botanical illustrator.   
“In the meantime, much encouraged by others efforts, I am redoubling my own to live more sustainably, eating less meat, cycling more, and making further efforts to reduce power use by careful timing in cooking and heating.”

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Sally Pinhey: 24th Jan 2022 17:22:00


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”.