I have always enjoyed scientific illustrations, and am drawn to the history of early science. I am also a gardener who finds plants aesthetically fascinating. Recently, I began experimenting with botanical illustration, and found that I really enjoy how drawing forces you to see things as they actually are, rather than as your brain thinks they are. I also love how art draws you deeper and deeper into the details and helps you see things you’d never have expected to find. This is a collection of sketches, in various stages of completion; just testing the water and learning to see. Each one is a celebration of beauty, and an exploration of design fundamentals such as color, line, composition, and form.
(Coming soon) Click on an image in the gallery to see more details about the process and photos of the original object.
A Treacherous Beauty: Japanese Knotwood. New England Society of Botanical Artists Members Exhibit, Boston Flower and Garden Show, Mar 2019.
Botanical Drawing. Instructor: Erica Beade. Harvard Museum of Natural History, Apr 2019.
Plumage and Personality. Instructor: Erica Beade. Harvard Museum of Natural History, Mar 2019.
Colored Pencil Sketching. Instructor: Erica Beade. Mount Auburn Cemetery, July 2018.
Summer Blooms Watercolor Painting. Instructor: Helen Byers. Tower Hill Botanical Gardens, July 2018.
Drawing Leaves. Instructors: Bobbi Angell and Beverly Duncan. Arnold Arboretum, June 2018.
Botanical Studies in Graphite. Instructor: Helen Byers. Tower Hill Botanical Gardens, Feb 2018.
Botanical Notebook: Sketching in the Conservatories. Instructor: Helen Byers. Tower Hill Botanical Gardens, Jan 2018.