Papaver orientale, Oil on Paper by Ingrid Finnan
Ingrid turned to botanical art in 2006 marking a shift from her former career in decorative textile design. Inspiration for her current botanical artwork comes from her continued admiration of the Dutch flower painters of the 17th Century. Their remarkable ability in capturing the depth and luminosity of flowers and fruits remains a challenge to any contemporary botanical artist choosing to work in oils. Botanical illustration totally captivates her and she finds the work to be absorbing and satisfying. She lives in the Bronx, close to the glorious flowers and plants of Wave Hill and The New York Botanical Garden.
A catalog of the artwork and profiles of the artists is available online from the ASBA for $20 plus shipping & handling. http://www.amsocbotartists.org/ASBA-Catalogs.html