Exhibition - Botanical Discoveries

by Linda C. Miller

One of our members Linda C. Miller has an exhibition of botanical art at the Williamsburg Regional Library from March 17 through May 1, 2009.

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There is a point when it all comes together; when a person feels comfortable and confident in her talent and abilities. Linda C. Miller has realized that level.

Linda undertook the study of botanical painting to enhance the mural and decorative painting work she performs for her private clients. It was her visit to Holyrood Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland that "planted the seed", she recalls. This exhibit featured original works by internationally renowned botanical artists; Maria Sybylla Merian, Alexander Marshall, and Mark Catesby.

It is not unusual for her to spend many hours at a time working on a new creation, to showcase the best presentation of her subject. Linda typically has up to five works in her studio, each at various stages. As Linda explains, “After many layers of watercolor to model dimension and hit the color target, it’s the fine details with very small brushes that capture the unique characteristics of each specimen.” She has a passion for this amazing genre, and an unerring eye for interesting subjects.

The “Botanical Discoveries” exhibit at the Williamsburg Regional Library from March 17 through May 1, 2009, features sixteen pieces completed over the past year, including her first botanical painting, "Bearded Iris One", a specimen obtained from the library grounds with permission, and a pair of scissors from the check out desk. Linda has donated this work to the “Friends of the Library” fund.

To arrange for purchase, please contact the artist at 757.259.7332.

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