Putting Botanical Art to Work
Join us for a presentation about the recent book, American Botanical Paintings: Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic and learn about how these contemporary plant portraits were created. We will compare a sampling of these captivating native plant paintings to portraits of the same plant by 18th-century naturalist and artist Mark Catesby. Attendees will discover how the proceeds from the sale of the books have been used to fund grants for the betterment of our communities. And last, lessons-learned will be shared to inspire similar native plant botanical art projects in other locations.
Presented by Eileen Malone, a member of the Botanical Artists for Education and the Environment committee of Botanical Artists of the National Capital Region. Members of the Botanical Artists for Education & the Environment (BAEE) are committed to fostering the use and conservation of native plants while pursuing excellence in botanical art. In this biennial exhibit, explore work by students, instructors, and graduates of the Garden’s Botanical Illustration Certificate program in this age-old discipline and art form.