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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sea Urchin Hakea Pods

Hakea petiolaris subsp. trichophylla, Watercolor by John Pastori za-PiÑol

John Pastoriza-Piñol is a contemporary botanical artist whose focus is rare and unusual plants, documented through accurate realism. Along with private commissions, John is actively showing his work globally and has secured international venues (both public and private galleries) in London, Paris, New York and Madrid. Numerous public and private collections house John’s work including the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, RMIT University, Melbourne, and the Collection of Alisa and Isaac M. Sutton. A recipient of many awards and recognitions, his work is also part of The Highgrove Florilegium, and he maintains a national and international teaching circuit.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Portobello Mushrooms

Agaricus bisporus, Watercolor by Melinda Pahl

Melinda is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists and the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists and lives in Marin County, CA. She has studied with Catherine Watters and earned a diploma with distinction from the UK’s Society of Botanical Artists. Inspired by nature, she paints from real life to give a glimpse into natural form and color. Her work has been exhibited at Westminster Hall in London, Filoli Gardens, the Huntington Museum in California, and has received awards at the Marin County Fair.