I am "Botanical by Nature" (TM).
I am fascinated by the beauty, variety and intricacy of the botanical world. The colors, shapes, and patterns of flowers, leaves, and fruit have inspired artists and crafts people throughout the ages and continue to inspire me. Predominantly a self-taught artist, photographer, designer and gardener, my favorite subjects are the ones that grow around me in nature, in one of my garden plots or encountered on my travels around the country and the world.
Please join me in my studio at the Foundry Art Centre in historic St. Charles, Missouri steps away from where Lewis & Clark set off on their expedition. Share the wonder of plants whether heirloom flowers & vegetables handed down through the generations, familiar cultivated varieties, local natives, or exotics from around the globe.
Plants are intertwined in art, science, history, culture, economics, politics, health, medicine, conservation, recreation and more. Lectures, events and excursions exploring and celebrating the role plants and the visual arts play in our lives is also an integral part of activities at the studio.
Classes are offered in botanical drawing and painting, as well as color theory, composition, creative thinking, technology, business, marketing and other topics of interest to the botanical artist.
I look forward to welcoming you here!
For current class offerings, schedule and registration information please contact me or visit my website.