Christine Drake’s Florilegium
Observation and Painting to Understand a Local Ecosystem
Christine Drake uses the visual arts to explore the interaction between human beings and the natural world. She has been a curious gardener since 1974 and continues to study the environments around her. After 20 years as a painter/printmaker, she was inspired to try botanical illustration. She received a certificate in botanical illustration from Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden where she teaches. Christine Drake has a master’s degree in studio art from New York University. Her work has been exhibited at museums and galleries across the US and overseas. Collections include the Museum of Modern Art’s Artist File Archive in New York and the Beijing Natural Culture Center in China.