Biography

Silver-Gilt Medallist - RHS London Botanical Art Show 2015 for an exhibit of The Black & White of Colour

November 2009 Guy was elected as a painting member of The Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society, in February 2013 was made a Fellow of the Society and appears in its latest publication, 'Botanical Illustration from Chelsea Physic Garden' and is the Editor of their Newsletter.

Guy also appears in "The illustrated College Herbal - Plants from the Pharmacopoea Londinensis of 1618" celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Royal College of Physicians, published May 2018.

He was in 2011 elected as full member of the Society of Botanical Artists, having received a Highly Commended Award at the Society's Open Show in 2010. At the 2011 SBA Open Show he gained The President's Award for his whole body of work in media other than watercolour and a Certificate of Botanical Merit judged by Maureen Lazarus from the Department of Biodiversity and Systematic Biology at the National Museum, Wales a second Certificate of Botanical Merit in 2016 judged by Dr Brent Elliot, Historian to the Royal Horticultural Society. He is a tutor for their Distant Learning Diploma Course and is also the contributor on the drawing techniques chapters of a new book "Botanical Painting with the Society of Botanical Artist" soon to be published.

Guy had two pieces accepted into the 13th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration (September-December 2010) at The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation in Pittsburgh, USA. The exhibition is held every three years and featured 110 works from just 72 artists representing 15 countries. Both pieces are now held in their permanent collection.

He has given talks on graphite techniques, demonstrations and workshops at The Society of Botanical Artists, The Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society, Birmingham, IAPI and Sheffield Botanical Societies.

Suffolk-born Guy William Eves has had drawing in his blood since a very early age converting an old draughty garden shed into a studio and spent many a childhood hour there until the cold set in. His natural talent gained him a studentship at the Ipswich School of Art in the 70’s. Graduating in Fine Art & Design, Guy chose to pursue a career in design initially, working at the prestigious Oxford University Press for several years before joining an advertising consultancy, finally returning to his Ipswich roots in 1987 setting up his own freelance design and illustration practice. All plant and flower works are all taken from living specimens.

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