Botanical watercolors by Joan Keesey
Theodore Payne Foundation
March 30 – June 30, 2012
The Theodore Payne Foundation Art Gallery is proud to present a collection of watercolor paintings about the wildflowers of Mineral King Valley located in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Joan Keesey, a botanical illustrator in California, has studied the plants of Mineral King for many years and her exhibition will feature the paintings of spring and summer wildflowers she has completed to date. Paintings such as the Sierra Columbine (Aquilegia sp.) at left, for example, that grows out of the rock at 9,000-10,000 feet.
An opening reception will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 2-4 PM. The opening of Wildflowers of Mineral King will be held in conjunction with Poppy Day at the Theodore Payne Foundation, the much anticipated and well-attended annual plant sale where homeowners can find an impressive selection of native plants for their garden.
Learn more about Joan and her project at www.JoanKeesey.com.