SELECT PIECES BY
VIRGINIA BOTANICAL ARTISTS
April 8 - May 2, 2020
Sponsored by Amanda Avery
Botanical illustration is the art of depicting the form, color, and details of a plant species. Unlike floral art, which often incorporates added compositional features such as vases, bowls, backgrounds, or garden scenes, botanical illustration is void of such distractions. Plants are depicted in a concise manner – often against a white background – detailing specific botanical aspects such as the structure, growth habit, and life cycle of the plant with great accuracy while still capturing the beauty of the subject.
Artists included in this online gallery have exhibited widely in juried and invitational shows across the mid-Atlantic region. Many focus on plants native to the region.
The following exhibit is no longer active. If you are interested in purchasing these or other pieces by Virginia botanical artists, please email Carolyn Maloney at for artist contact information.
Golden Beet Beta vulgaris Colored pencil
Daylily ‘Red Suspenders’ Hemerocallis 12” x 12” Colored pencil
Jicama Pachyrhizus erosus 12” x 12” Colored Pencil
Cyclamen Cyclamen persicum **SOLD**
Plums x2 Prunus 14” x 11” Watercolor with Colored Pencil
Hyacinth Hyacynthus 11” x 14” Watercolor with Colored Pencil
Figs x2 Ficus carica ***SOLD***
Native Meadow Plants in Winter Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed); Apocynum cannabinum (dogbane); Rhus copallinum (winged sumac); Solanum carolinense (Carolina horsenettle); Smilax rotundifolia (common greenbrier) Watercolor 19" x 23.5"
Garden Tomato Collection Solanum lycopersicum ***SOLD***
Sweet Bay Magnolia Magnolia virginiana Watercolor 15" x 12"
Native Virginia Fungi Amanita muscaria (fly agarica); Flavoparmelia caperata (common greenshield lichen); Ganoderma applanatum (artist’s fungi); Phylctis argena (whitewash lichen); Trametes versicolor (turkey-tail) Watercolor 13” x 23”
Watermelon Radish Raphanus sativus Watercolor 20” x 20”
Birds Nest Graphite 15 x 18
Queen Anne's Lace ***SOLD***
Evening Primrose Oenothera biennis Watercolor with colored pencil 16" X 20" (framed)
Trumpet Creeper Campsis radicans Graphite 16" X 20" (framed)
Primrose/Cowslip Primula sp. Watercolor with colored pencil 16" X 20" (framed)
Blue Flag Iris versicolor ***SOLD***
Black Oak Quercus velutina Watercolor with colored pencil 18" X 24" (framed)
Asiatic Lily Lilium asiatica Colored pencil 12" X 12" (framed)
Fall Dogwood with Berries Cornus florida Colored pencil 21" X 26" framed
Adam's Needle Yucca filamentosa L. Graphite with Graphitint 16" X 20" (framed)
Fernleaf Beech Fagus sylvatica ‘Aspleniifolia’ Watercolor and graphite 19” x 26”
Copper Beech Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’ Watercolor and graphite 21” x 30”
Shale Violet Viola sororia Watercolor 22”x 19”
Variable-Leaf Heartleaf and Little Brown Jug Hexastylis heterophylla and Hexastylis ariifolia Watercolor with color pencil 21”x 26"
Sweet Pinesap Monotropsis odorata Watercolor 18” x 22”
Cumberland Azalea Rhododendron cumberlandense Watercolor 19” x 23”h