Edible Plants Illustrated

Florida Society of Botanical Artists Exhibition


Opening at the Venice Art Center, Venice, Florida on April 7, and this exhibit ran through May 4, 2012. Botanical art today is enjoying a renaissance, and although it often depicts far-flung marvels of the botanical world, this exhibition, consisting of the works of 15 contemporary botanical artists illustrates some common and uncommon plants that people use for food. 

The role of botanical art is to blend the scientific study of plants with their artistic presentation. The 38 works of art in watercolor, colored pencil, graphite and silverpoint demonstrate the variety of media employed and the skills of the chapter’s botanical artists.

  • Fragaria x ananassa, cv Albion, watercolor on paper: ©Susan Benjamin 2012