Art takes us, momentarily to another world. We all see different things in a painting or rendition and take something unique away.
Botanical drawing and painting (watercolor) is my main focus, although I love to paint birds (mainly songbirds) as well. In June 2016 I graduated with a certificate in Botanical Illustration from the New York Botanical Gardens (NYBG). My final portfolio focused on seeds and pods and is featured on this site under the page entitled "Seeds and Pods". I also teach adults locally and occasionally at the NYBG. For more details of classes in Botanical Illustration, and other kinds of classes in Horticulture, go to www.nybg.org/adulted. I am also a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists (www.asba-art.org). If you wish, you can message me privately under the page titled "About The Artist"
Georgia O'Keefe said that a flower is your own personal world while you examine it. I did not realize how beautiful a tulip is until I saw a painting by Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717). Redoute (1759-1840), known as the master of botanical painting, renders a rose petal so beautifully it is beyond a photographic - like reproduction. As one of my art teachers says, Redoute "paints the air around the subject".
I hope that through my work the viewer just takes a few moments to notice how beautiful an every day object, such as an apple or a fallen leaf, really is. I hope you enjoy viewing my work. If you are interesting in purchasing a print or discussing a commissioned piece you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact page under "About the Artist".
Tea Mangrove seed pod (Pelliciera rhizophorae). More information on this is under the Seeds and Pods page.