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The Fine Art of Botanicals

By June 26, 2019 August 1st, 2019 No Comments

By Babs Rodriguez
Images courtesy of the Artists

Artists with distinctly different styles and points of view open unique windows on the natural world in the exhibition organized by Botanical Art Collective of North Central Texas and hosted by BRIT. July 12-Sept. 13; Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall, 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, 817-332-4441, brit.org. Exhibit admission is free; most works are for sale. Follow the Botanical Art Collective of North Central Texas on Facebook for more information.

Denis Benjamin The show organizer has adapted the detailed, classical style to light, bright compositions that resonate with his affection for nature’s eccentricities. A collection of his mushroom paintings “The Fifth Kingdom,” also will be on display in the welcome center at BRIT through August.

Pinus strobus ‘Pendula’ by Samantha Peters

Samantha Peters A science illustrator and creative director for the Dallas Zoo, Peters champions the classical botanical art style with her meticulous, lifelike detail and subtle gradations
of color.

Jennifer Gillen Her art ranges from classical pen-and-ink illustrations to large canvas works with a macro focus on plant materials that transforms them into evocative abstracts filled with motion.

Opium X by Jennifer Gillen

Amorphophallus titanum infructescence
by Melanie Campbell-Carter

Melanie Campbell-Carter This award-winning classical botanic watercolor artist has an eye for perfect scale and a delicate touch with color.

Roberta Jean H. Smith Her process begins with dried and pressed plant specimens which she then photographs in order to create digital prints with remarkable depth and dimension.

Texas Bluebonnet by Roberta Jean H. Smith

Garlics by Soon Y. Warren

Soon Y. Warren Still-life compositions by the award-winning Korean-born artist, author of Painting Vibrant Watercolors and a frequent workshop instructor, display the sort of Old World realism associated with oils but with the translucency of watercolors and a crisp modern edge.

THE DETAILS

Botanical Art Collective of North Central Texas and hosted by BRIT. July 12-Sept. 13; Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall, 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, 817-332-4441, brit.org. Exhibit admission is free