Paula Blair

About Paula Blair

Paula Blair, co-founder and treasurer of the Plants of the James River Project, received her Certificate in Botanical Illustration from Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. She is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists and the Botanical Art Society of the National Capital Region, where she serves as co-editor of the newsletter. Her work has been included in several regional exhibitions of botanical art, and she has participated in ASBA exhibits in Miami and San Francisco. She won "Best Artwork in Show" at the Virginia Orchid Society's annual show for her painting, "Dendrobium Orchid."

Sep 23rd, 2019

Native Plants of the James River: Native Art

Experience native wildflowers and plants in a new way by visiting the Lora M. Robins Library at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden during the month of October for a special show: Ancarrow’s List: Native Plants at the River’s Edge. Discover the color, form, beauty, and science of botanical art in this juried art exhibition featuring botanical […]

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Aug 20th, 2019

Plants of the James River — Native Plant Illustrations

The month of October will feature a special exhibit of botanical art featuring illustrations of native wildflowers and plants.  The Plants of the James River Project, a group of botanical artists working to educate the public about the beauty of native plants and threats to them, will present Ancarrow’s List: Native Plants by the River’s […]

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Apr 19th, 2012

Botanical Illustration and the "Slow Art" movement

by Paula Blair Dabbs, Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden If the “slow food” movement is about being mindful of what you eat and appreciating it more, then botanical illustration might be considered part of the “slow art” movement. It doesn’t offer the instant gratification of digital photography, but rather the rewards of patience that come with truly […]

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