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Milkweed: Inherent Beauty

Elizabeth Enders has captured a vision of the Milkweed through careful observation of an original specimen and an immediacy of painting style.  Her approach to extracting the plant’s form with a few powerfully painted lines, carries the full weight of … Continue reading

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Winter Views: Pondering Botanical Art

Winter is a time for introspection, appreciating the landscape lacking canopies of coverage.  Branches extend skyward with greater reach as new growth emerges pointing  toward Spring.  Recently I visited the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT to see Pressed for Time: … Continue reading

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Transition Captured through Botanical Art

Connie Scanlon’s Blueberries tell a color story of formation of fruit through its pale green stage at first, onto reddish-purple hues during growth and dark purple when ripe.  Its wax coating offers a romantic haziness, an aesthetic impression and  distinctive … Continue reading

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HAWAII: Nature’s Theatre and Resilience

When I first landed eyes on Kelly Leahy Radding’s Pele’s Pincushion (ohi’a leu),  a painted plant portrait on dyed black goatskin vellum (below), the black background was a sharp reminder of the power that nature has over itself.  The plant … Continue reading

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Beverly Duncan in Upcoming Exhibition at The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Impressions of Woody Plants: Disjunction, Two Artists and The Arnold Arboretum Featuring Beverly Duncan watercolor paintings and Bobbi Angell’s copper etchings May 11-July, 22, 2018, Hunnewell Building, Jamaica Plain, MA.

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WELCOME SPRING 2018

Spring arrived yesterday with the first natural signs of rebirth throughout the northeast. Karen Klugelin’s Ferrari Bulb and Beverly Duncan’s Spring Purples has inspired this quick note to enjoy this part of the nature’s cycle and offers us a glimpse … Continue reading

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New Work from Elizabeth Enders

As we look forward to spring, here is a new work by Elizabeth Enders, Anemone I, 2018.The spontaneity of drawing and use of negative space within the composition frees us to embrace fully the personality of the plant.

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THE HOT HOUSE, A GROUP SHOW AT KATHRYN MARKEL FINE ARTS

January 4th-February 10, 2018 Curator Marilla Palmer has assembled a group of artists representing a range of ways art is used to study, celebrate and engage with nature.  As Markel’s Press Release continues to state, “Not only are they inspired … Continue reading

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Nature before and after its Prime

The change of the seasons prods us to look within as the weather turns  and daylight fades.  It is with this introspection that I welcome you to contemplate two important paintings from my current inventory, Lara Call Gastinger’s End of … Continue reading

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An Interior Garden at Pamela Lerner in Bellport, NY, August 19-September 19, 2017

Pamela Lerner’s Home and Design Shop has a presence in the intimate one lane town of Bellport Village for nearly 14 years.  Susan Frei Nathan Fine Works on Paper first showed with PL H &D  in September of 2006, new … Continue reading

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