Connie Scanlon’s botanical art portraits are like magnets to the eye. She has enormous talent and great patience with the subjects she paints, as seen in her Norway Maple samara. As Scanlon sees it, ”the delicate strength of the veining, ridges and shadows of this small yet magnificent element of the maple tree”, is mindfully extracted through her dry brush watercolor technique. Here she is pointing to subjects in nature often overlooked. Sourced plant-life like her recently painted Riverbank Grapes, capture its trailing vine by magnifying it x 3 , showing its range of coloration (common throughout her works) with elegance and abundant grace. This viewing satisfaction lingers on the mind like all great compositions, shifting our attention to often stepped on or brushed by specimens in nature. Scanlon masterfully pulls us in to revel in their non-traditional beauty.